How to 3D Print Human Tissue

Explore the science of bioprinting, a type of 3D printing that uses bioink, a printable material that contains living cells…

 

Startup of the week: Early stage: The startup 3D printing human organs to save lives

Who they are: Prellis Biologics

What they do: Make 3D-printed human organs

Why it’s cool: Every day, 20 people die waiting for an organ transplant, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The country is facing a massive organ shortage — there were more than 116,000 people on the national transplant waitlist as of last month, but in 2016 just 33,611 transplant surgeries were performed. That’s because it’s difficult to find usable organs. Patients have to wait for a willing donor who is a match (whether living or dead)…

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Prellis Biologics is a San Francisco based biotechnology company leading the 3D tissue and organ revolution.

Here at Prellis Bio we have revolutionized the 3D Bioprinting industry by developing a holographic bioprinter that solves the final roadblock in building lab-grown human tissues: rapid production of oxygen-supplying blood vessels and biocompatible tissue scaffolds that match those found in human tissues…

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