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Multicenter team seeks to create at-home artificial lung system

Feb. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a multi-institutional teem seeking to create an artificial lung system that patients with incurable lung disease can use at home.

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Cotton candy machines may hold key for making artificial organs

Feb. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt engineers have modified a cotton candy machine to create complex microfluidic networks that mimic the capillary system in living tissue and have demonstrated that these networks can keep cells alive and functioning in an artificial three-dimensional matrix.

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