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Creating Functional Hepatic Tissue in a Bioengineered Human Liver
Date:10/30/2010

. "This laboratory-generated hepatic tissue offers great potential as a drug discovery and toxicology testing platform. Moreover, we believe that further translation into larger animal species opens the door for the generation of transplantable bioengineered human livers that can help patients with end-stage chronic liver disease who are waiting for a donor."

Abstract title:

The Use of Whole Organ Decellularization for the Bioengineering of a Human Vascularized Liver

About the AASLD

AASLD is the leading medical organization for advancing the science and practice of hepatology. Founded by physicians in 1950, AASLD's vision is to prevent and cure liver diseases. This year's Liver Meeting®, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 29-November 2, will bring together more than 7,500 researchers from 55 countries.

A pressroom will be available from October 30 at the annual meeting. For copies of abstracts and press releases, or to arrange for pre-conference research interviews contact Gregory Bologna at 703-299-9766. To pre-register, call Ann Haran at 703-299-9766.

Press releases and all abstracts are available online at www.aasld.org. Media Contact: Gregory Bologna703/299-9766gbologna@aasld.org Press Room: October 30 – November 2, 2010Hynes Convention Center, Room 208Telephone: 617-954-3106Researchers: Pedro Baptista, PharmD, PhD; Shay Soker, PhDEmail: pbaptist@wfubmc.edu; ssoker@wfubmc.edu  Phone: 336-713-1325This release was issued through The Xpress Press News Service, merging e-mail and satellite distribution technologies to reach business analysts and media outlets worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.XpressPress.com.


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