Topic: Japanese Tech
Scientist growing corneas from lab dish
The Japan Times, May 26
a surgeon at Tokyo Women's Medical University....Teruo Okano has developed a procedure allowing doctors to grow an entire cornea from a tiny speck of cells in a petri dish in an incubator, peel it off at room temperature, and place it directly on the eye -- without a single stitch... But while limited trials of unapproved techniques are allowed in Japan, approval for large-scale human clinical trials could take months and full approval ...