3D Blood Vessel Bioprinter Useful for 3D Bioprinting Human Organs – The Secret to Immortality?
3D Blood Vessel Bioprinter Method May Be Useful for 3D Bioprinting Human Organs
The World’s First 3D Blood Vessel Bioprinter
“The achievement is not just about printing one blood vessel, but finding the method of sustaining vascular cells and other active substances. The method is useful in blood vessel printing, and in the printings of livers, kidneys and other organs,” said Dai Kerong, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Bioprinting Human Organs – The Secret to Immortality?
Organovo can already build liver tissues that are architecturally and functionally correct, and they’re being used right now by pharmaceutical companies. The future is putting together those engineered tissues, so “you have a model organism to test your drug accordingly”, or temporary mini-organs as transplant stopgaps. Beyond that though? Functional immortality is at least conceivable.
University Hacks 3D Printer to Create Human Organs Out of Biological Material
A research team from Carnegie Mellon University has hacked a commercial 3D printer to create models of hearts, arteries, bones and brains out of biological material.