Development of implantable small caliber vascular grafts made from autologous peripheral blood samples

Thomas Aper, Omke Enno Teebken, Andres Hilfiker, Alexander Krüger, Alexander Heisterkamp, Moritz Kolster & Axel Haverich
Introduction: At present no ideal bypass material that would be suitable for replacing of even small-diameter vessels with a diameter of ≤ 5 mm is clinically available. Therefore, the generation of bioartificial vascular grafts remains a major challenge for vascular tissue engineering. Herein,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]