We have taken an interest in the concept of synthetic organs. The problems faced by those in need of organ donations are widely known and not to be ignored. By using the patients own DNA, it is possible to develop an organ that the body will not reject. Still, the process of creating this organ is more simple than incorporating it into a working body. One of the main challenges that has been faced is developing vascularity within these organs.
We looked into the vascularity of cancers cells, as they are formed from the patient's DNA but are new. We chose to look at the aspects of cancer because of its ability to integrate itself into the body systems. This lead us to chemokines, a chemical found in cancers that enact angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels. While the normal focus on chemokines is on the negative effects to the cells natural functioning, the interest here is to use the aspects that are considered negative to our advantage. This chemical reaction can be synthetically produced by inserting the promoter into the synthetic organ, essentially combining the natural and unnatural.