Rosen Quoted on Challenges of Creating a 'Bioficial Heart'

01 May 2014 Newsweek News


Partner David Rosen was quoted in a Newsweek article published on May 1, 2014, titled "Be Still, My Bioficial Heart." The article explained the benefits and challenges of creating a “bioficial heart,” which researchers at the University of Louisville recently announced could be developed using living cells from a potential transplant patient combined with artificial materials to create a fully functional 3-D printed heart. Given that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is many years out from approving lab-built organs for patients, Rosen said, “The potential challenges include demonstrating that the organs will function as predicted, demonstrating the sustainability of these organs once transplanted and obtaining approval to test and market these from [the] FDA.”

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