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The Vascular Composite Graft demonstrates, for the first time, the successful production and mid-term application of an autologous, fibrin-based small-caliber vascular graft in the arterial circulation, and highlights the potential for the creation of completely autologous implantable arterial grafts in a number of settings.
Koch S, Flanagan TC, Sachweh JS, Tanios F, Schnoering H, Deichmann T, Ellä V, Kellomäki M, Gronloh N, Gries T, Tolba R, Schmitz-Rode T and Jockenhoevel S. Fibrin-polylactide-based tissue-engineered vascular graft in the arterial circulation. Biomaterials 2010 Mar 19 Epub ahead of print PubMed