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Ohio State Researchers Created a Medical Device That Can Repair Organs in Seconds

August 21, 2017

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Researchers at Ohio State have created a brand new piece of medical technology that has the potential to save lives quickly and effectively in a brand new way. It is called Tissue Nanotransfection (#TNT) and it was created by the school’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies (CRMCBT).

What is TNT and how does it work?

This new technology called TNT can start the process of repairing organs in only a matter of seconds. TNT is a small chip made of silicone that takes up the same amount of room that a dime would. From the information in the school’s press release, TNT administers genetic code into skin cells, changing those cells into different types of cells that are necessary for treating whatever the ailment is.

This medical breakthrough could help to save the lives of thousands of critically injured people in the future with further development and testing done on humans. In lab tests done by researchers, it only took one-touch of TNT to completely fix mice who had injured legs. During a three-week span, the skin cells on the mice’s leg slowly turned into the vascular cells that were needed to heal it.

Chandan Sen, director of the CRMCBT, said that the drug is able to work with and heal all kinds of tissues. He also cited another lab test involving a mouse who suffered a stroke. The drug was able to help the animal recover brain function by growing brain cells on its skin to help it make a complete recovery.

Breakthrough technology awaits FDA approval

The creation of TNT by the researchers at Ohio State is truly a breakthrough since it represents the first time in history that cells have been reprogrammed inside a living body.

Read More at the Source: New medical device can start healing organs in seconds

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