New Development in Medical Polymers Market: Researchers Introduce a Polymer Coat that Can Reduce Organ Rejection by body after Transplant
The ability of modern science to transplant organs into patients who are in need is unique and amazing. However, there are some setbacks with the process that reduce the efficiency of the transplant procedure as a whole. Blood vessels present in a human being’s organs are protected through a coating of novel types of sugars that help in undermining the immune system’s reaction. However, during the process when organs are procured for transplantation, the special sugars get damaged and become unable to transmit messages leading to rejection of organs. This is a big hurdle in the transplantation process for medical personnel.
The researchers might have discovered a way to reduce instances of organ rejection after a transplant. They achieved a feat by coating a special polymer on blood vessels present within organs that are to be transplanted. This might help boost the Medical Polymer Market as the research evidence demonstrated the use of polymer coating diminished the rejection of transplants within mice substantially. The breakthrough might even in the near future become the reason for improved quality of life for patients going through transplant and better their lifespan as well.
To arrive at the present novel coating, researchers synthesized a polymer to imitate the sugar and developed a chemical process that would be applicable for use to the blood vessels. Their process was primarily based on cell-surface engineering. The team stated that their idea was founded after seeing organs sitting inside a solution. This is because that is the time when organs has the best time to engineer them. They revealed that there aren’t many situations where one will get a four-hour widow period with organs exterior the body where they can be directly engineered for therapeutic effects.
The procedure was applied to the blood vessels and kidney of mice only as of yet. Clinical trials involving humans are still years away from happening. Nonetheless, researchers are keen and positive that their technique would work amazingly with lugs, hearts, and other types of organs as well, something that would be great news for prospective organ recipients. The discovery has such great potential that it might even eliminate drug requirements, especially ones with harmful side effects. Thus, benefitting transplant recipients who, prior to this, needed such drugs to prevent their immune systems from harming the new organ, resulting in better organ acceptability as well.
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