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March 13, 2013

Researchers developing 3D printer, 'bio-ink' to create human organs

Researchers are developing 3D printer with 'bio-ink' to create human organs.

The long-term goal of this branch is to create functioning human organs some five or 10 years from now.

While bioprinters at other institutions use one arm with multiple heads to print multiple materials one after the other, the UI device with multiple arms can print several materials concurrently. This capability offers a time-saving advantage when attempting to print a human organ because one arm can be used to create blood vessels while the other arm is creating tissue-specific cells in between the blood vessels.

The first major goal is to make blood vessels.
The next goal is to make the insulin producing portion of the pancreas to provide a functional cure to diabetes.







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