Young Scientists in Regenerative Medicine - Iris Pennings

The UMC Utrecht is working on growing patients' bone tissue, including blood vessels, outside the body. This technology will make possible to transplant bone grafts without the need to take bones from other body parts. For example, transplanting a bone graft in the lower jaw after removal of a tumor may become less stressful in the future.

This is the result of Dr. Iris Pennings, who recently received her doctorate. Among other things, she succeeded in developing a blood vessel from stem cells.

Watch the video below to hear Iris explaining her research.

"For me it’s important that my science will help the patient and will improve their way of life.” - Dr. Iris Pennings

Click here to read the article on zorgkrant.nl (in Dutch)