Skip to comments.The next step: 3D printing the human body
Posted on 02/11/2014 5:16:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Bioprinting, or the process of creating human tissues through 3D printers, is a highly contested area of technological innovation. Theoretically it could save the economy billions on a global scale, whilst boosting weak or war-torn countries' access to more affordable health care and provision, whether producing prosthetic limbs or highly customised fully-working human organs.
From a technological perspective, the rise and development of 3D printing and its capabilities will play an undeniable part in our future lives. But how does the process work?
UK-based company PrinterInks has teamed up with US startup Organovo, a company specialised in designing and printing functional human tissue for medical research and therapeutic applications, to create a visual guide to the subject.
3D printed human tissue is created by using modified printer cartridges and extracted cells, sourced from patient biopsies with respect to examining cancer cells, or stem cells. They're grown using standard techniques and cultured in a growth medium in dishes, allowing them to multiply.
Once enough cells have grown, they're collected and formed into spheroids or other shapes and loaded into a cartridge to create BioInk....
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
where can I get me a new one??
will Obamacare cover a body replacement?
or just a generic brand?
Where can I download the Cheryl Ladd template?
Cardboard and chicken bones.
By onvo stock...they do this.
Some day her prints will come
Think Marty Feldman in Young Frankerstein
“Hell be very popular...
I’d settle for a new right shoulder.
Only God gives us souls though...
You can have a body that lasts 500 years but eventually you’ll get hit by a hybrid Prius and die. best to keep on God’s good side.
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