Nanotechnology Could Transform Organ Transplant Availability

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Could nanoengineering save the lives of the thousands of people die each year while waiting for organ transplants? That's the hope of John Bischof, a professor of mechnical engineering at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Bischof is among the research scientists profiled in a Wired article about preservation methods that could enable organ banking. Josh Morrison, director of an organ donation group, notes the importance of research to addressing this intractable problem: "Pursuing living donation strategies (or other strategies to increase organ donation today) should not come at the expense of scientific investment for the future.”