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National Critical Technology Category -Living Systems

Technology Application - Organ Transplantation

ISTF Project # 97-002

Team

Abstract
Scientists have worked with organ transplants for over 40 years.Marvelous improvements and successes have developed over this time. In 1990, a severe shortage of organs was noted. Tissue/organ engineering is currently making great advances. In 5 years, nations will see the commercialization of organs and tissues engineered in laboratories.


Problem

Significance

Affect on People's Lives

Economic Impact

Transplant History

Critical Technology

Impact of Technology

Limits & Benefits

Proposals

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