The drug controller general of India has granted approval to Dr. K.M. Cherian’s Heart Foundation and Frontier Lifeline Hospital to conduct clinical trials of their tissue-engineered porcine pulmonary artery, tissue-engineered bovine jugular vein and tissue-engineered bovine pericardium.

Heart Foundation has been given permission to carry out clinical trials on human beings.

In a release, Dr. Cherian said, “Now that we have got approval, the trial will be done and manufactured tissues will be sent to leading medical colleges for clinical tests.” Following the trials, Heart Foun- dation will start manufacturing and supplying the tissues.

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