Printing Organs with a 3D Printer

3D printing technology is one of the most exciting young technologies today. In this TED talk W.H. Boyce Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina Anthony Atala explains how science is learning to regenerate organs using a state-of-the-art lab that has equipment to “print” organ tissue.

“Anthony Atala’s state-of-the-art lab grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that “prints” human tissue.”

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