Proof of Concept
NovaHep has evidenced proof of concept of the technology underlying its products. Personalized tissue engineered blood vessels were transplanted by surgeons at Gothenburg University into three different patients. Beginning in 2011, the first patient was a 10-year old girl who by nature had very little blood flow from her intestine to the liver through the portal vein, resulting in medical problems and in her always being very tired, having trouble speaking and not growing properly in weight or height. Being born with this disorder, the girl had been struggling for ten years. The iliac vein from a deceased donor was decellularized, engineered into an individualized vein and transplanted into the girl. The result was remarkable. Proper blood flow into her liver began, and her life was changed. Since then two more pedriatic patients have been treated sucessfully with the technology.