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Investigations into the stability of growth factor induced-vasculature and the effects of synthetic biomaterials on heart remodelling after myocardial infarction

This work was based on the hypothesis that optimization of growth factor delivery rate and duration, combined with a biomaterial scaffold, could lead to an improved strategy for therapeutic neovascularization. To test this hypothesis, a novel in vivo model system that allows for characterization of stability and mural cell investment of newly created vessels was designed.
Date January 2011
CreatorsDobner, Stephan
ContributorsDavies, Neil
PublisherUniversity of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Surgery
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeThesis / Dissertation, Doctoral, PhD

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