Cardiac muscle tissue engineering
Grant number: 509271 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011
Heart failure is very costly in the Australian medical system with few effective treatments. We recently developed a new method for generating heart tissue which has potential for a surgical heart failure treatment. We plan now to explore new sources for donor cells from the patients own stem cells, to examine how to best collect the cells during handling and determine whether these methods can provide functional cardiac grafts to improve heart function.