Episode 11: Talking to Dr. Danielle Pretorius about the fabrication of Cardiac tissue patches.

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Dr. Danielle Pretorius earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Together with Dr. Jay Zhang, she worked on fabricating cardiac tissue patches from human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cells. They have initially made structures using fibrin, but due to the dynamic nature of cells, the extracellular matrix could be completely remodeled. Danielle and her group's fabrication process has allowed them to achieve previously unseen tissue thickness with minimal necrosis, the ability to match viscoelastic properties to those seen in native left ventricular tissue as well as phenomenal conduction velocities throughout the structures. If you want to learn more about Dr. Danielle Pretorius and her work you can follow her on LinkedIn where her research articles are also available Please feel free to contact us at the email listed below. We would love to hear from you! Polymersciencepodcast@gmail.com Thank you for listening!

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