A fix for back pain: a cell-seeded engineered intervertebral disc.

Last updated 7th Sep 2019
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A tissue engineered intervertebral disc has been developed, which is made up of a sugar-like synthetic gel and a biodegradable polymer, seeded with stem cells.

Researchers have created an artificial disc from naturally degrading, biosynthetic materials and planted stem cells into it. The device mimics the natural intervertebral disc, which is made up of a...