Liver cells in vitro could save patients in vivo

Davies, Anne
November 1991
New Scientist;11/23/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1796, p26
Announces that U.S. surgeons are using live cells in an artificial liver that could act as a temporary short-term support system outside the body for patients with liver failure. Description of a bioreactor used in the technique; Aim of the inventors led by Frank Cerra, a professor of surgery at the University of Minnesota, to use an enlarged version of the artificial liver on humans.


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