3-D Organ Printing Breakthrough Could Help Save 175,000 Lives a Year Worldwide

3-D Organ Printing Breakthrough Could Help Save 175,000 Lives a Year Worldwide

The promise of 3-D printing organs has been around almost for as long as we’ve had 3-D printers. Now, scientists with the University of California – San Diego have made a significant breakthrough to help make it happen. Part of the problem with building a 3-D organ is mimicking the complex blood vessel structure both within the organ, and surrounding it which connects it with the rest of the body’s cardiovascular system. Earlier this year, the Chen Lab for BioNanomaterials succeeded in putting together a vascular system integrated within specimen tissue.

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