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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Engineering Vascularized Skeletal Muscle for Treatment of Volumetric Muscle Loss
Principal Investigator:

Ngan F. Huang

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $107,113
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Volumetric muscle loss (VML) is characterized by the loss of a significant portion of skeletal muscle, leading to permanent damage to muscle structure and function. VML results from major traumatic injury, and it is becoming increasingly more frequent in military Veterans as a result of roadside explosions, gunshot wounds, and motor vehicle crashes. VML contributes to long-term disability and $400 billion in economic burden in the US annually. Traumatic injuries leading to VML are associated wit...

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