Nina Tandon

Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine?

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012
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Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness — when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)

Nina Tandon
/ Tissue engineering researcher

Nina Tandon studies ways to use electrical signals to grow artificial tissues for transplants and other therapies.  Full bio.

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