Teams Engineer Complex Human Tissues, Win Top Prizes in NASA Challenge

Teams Engineer Complex Human Tissues, Win Top Prizes in NASA Challenge

Two teams of scientists from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have won first and second place in NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge. The prize competition aims to accelerate tissue engineering innovations to benefit people on Earth today and space explorers in the future.

Team Winston, the first-place winner of NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge, used a chamber to hold the printed tissue and test a process called perfusion. 

Credits: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine