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November 9, 2017

Regenerative Therapy for Pulmonary Hypoplasia

By Jennifer Schutz

Rodrigo Ruano, M.D.

When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D.,  a recent Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Translational Research Grant recipient, brings expertise in a technique that uses a minimally invasive procedure to intervene while the fetus is still in the uterus. He will participate as one investigator in a larger clinical trial to see if this procedure can regenerate the process of lung growth and development before birth.

Dr. Ruano is the Director of Mayo Clinic's Fetal Diagnostic and Intervention Center and  the division chair of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants, and is an internationally renowned expert in fetal surgery.

Learn more about Dr. Ruano's research:


This article was original published on the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine's blog.

Tags: People, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, republished, stem cells

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