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Liver Decellularization for Patient Transplant

Submitted by: Ashley Ulm

NetID: aulm2

Program: Biomedical Visualization

Division: Life Sciences

This video was created to describe the exciting new advances that are being explored in liver transplant options. The method described involves taking a liver that is healthy but not yet suitable for transplant and removing its cells. Meanwhile, other cells harvested from the patient are reprogrammed into stem cells, then directed in culture to become healthy liver cells. These new liver cells are seeded into the original liver scaffold. This process creates a "customized" and healthy liver that could potentially reduce the risk of organ rejection. The animation takes the viewer through each of these steps in order to make the process more understandable and approachable.