“Off-the-shelf” Investigational Biologic Artificial Blood Vessels May Reduce Dialysis Complications

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April 25, 2013

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — American Heart Association Emerging Science Series Report: “Off-the-shelf” Artificial Blood Vessels May Reduce Dialysis Complications

Study Highlights:

  • Artificial blood vessels remained durable in an animal trial and show promise for patients with end-stage kidney disease.
  • The “off-the-shelf” blood vessels withstood frequent needle punctures, were not rejected by the immune system, and were safely stored in a refrigerator for up to one year.

Read More on the American Heart Association Website