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TOFS Awareness Week 2024

Watch: Progress on the tissue engineered oesophagus

Presenting at our recent “Improving Care in OA/TOF” seminar in London, Paediatric Surgical Registrar Natalie Durkin gives an update on the tissue engineered oesophagus project.

This pioneering study from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and The Francis Crick Institute has seen researchers grow the world’s first oesophagus engineered from stem cells and successfully transplanted them into animals.

It is hoped this new research could pave the way for clinical trials of lab-grown food pipes for children with congenital and acquired gut conditions including OA/TOF.

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