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A scale model of the human ventricle

A tissue-engineered scale model of the human ventricle made of nanofibrous scaffolds and human-stem-cell-derived cardiomyocytes enables the modelling of arrhythmia.

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W.-H.Z. is founder and advisor of Repairon GmbH and myriamed GmbH, which work on the development of engineered heart muscle for heart repair and on the application of engineered tissue for phenotypic drug screens.

Correspondence to Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann.

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Fig. 1: Cell-centric and material-centric heart-muscle engineering.