Interview With Tracheal Graft Lead Clinician

Recently we covered the story of how an American chap suffering from tracheal cancer had his windpipe replaced by a synthetic scaffold which had been created from CT scans of his own anatomy, then seeded with his own stem cells. This was the second case performed and took place in Stockholm late last year. Our original report is here.

The specialist who leads the programme, Dr Paolo Macchiarini from Stockholm’s Karolinska institute has now been speaking to National Public Radio(NPR) in USA and a transcript of the interview can be found here.