The first clinical study ever with a new type of nerve prosthesis has been launched at Northern Sweden University Hospital. It is being carried out by a research team from Umeå University under the leadership of Professors Jan-Olof Kellerth and Mikael Wiberg.
The team, at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology and the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Sciences, were recently granted SEK 1 million from the Kempe Foundations to purchase advanced neuro-anatomical microscopes and image-analysis equipment for use in the project.
The goal is to develop clinically applicable nerve prostheses that can help restore the capacity to feel with and to move severed fingers that have been operated back in place. The prostheses consist, on the one hand, of cultivated cell lines that are implanted to replace dead or lost nerve tissue and, on the other hand, bridges of biosynthetic material to span across defects in nerve tissue.
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