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Seven clear, rectangular bottles with blue screw-on caps are turned on their sides and stacked in a column of three and four inside a metal incubation chamber. Inside each of the bottles is a reddish liquid.

Vascular Tissue Challenge (2016)

Vascular Tissue Challenge (2016) – What if we could create thick, lab-generated tissue that can function metabolically inside a human body? That’s the solution teams set out to find during the Vascular Tissue Challenge, which kicked off in 2016. Two teams from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine took home first and second place in 2021, earning a total of $400,000 in prize money.

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