Jozwiak, A and Liu, Y and Yang, Y and Gates, MA (2014) Development of a stereotaxic device for low impact implantation of neural constructs or pieces of neural tissues into the mammalian brain. BioMed Research International, 2014. 651236 -?. ISSN 2314-6141

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Abstract

Implanting pieces of tissue or scaffolding material into the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) is wrought with difficulties surrounding the size of tools needed to conduct such implants and the ability to maintain the orientation and integrity of the constructs during and after their transplantation. Here, novel technology has been developed that allows for the implantation of neural constructs or intact pieces of neural tissue into the CNS with low trauma. By "laying out" (instead of forcibly expelling) the implantable material from a thin walled glass capillary, this technology has the potential to enhance neural transplantation procedures by reducing trauma to the host brain during implantation and allowing for the implantation of engineered/dissected tissues or constructs in such a way that their orientation and integrity are maintained in the host. Such technology may be useful for treating various CNS disorders which require the reestablishment of point-to-point contacts (e.g., Parkinson's disease) across the adult CNS, an environment which is not normally permissive to axonal growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: surgery, brain surgery, central nervous system, stereotaxic techniques, animals, parkinson disease, tissue engineering
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2015 09:11
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:59
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/334

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