Friday, December 23, 2011

3D Organ Printer Printing a Human Kidney and more - Dr. Anthony Atala, Head of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University, NC

Online Health Expert Major Medical News Flash: 3D Organ Printers (Computer-aided jet-based 3D tissue engineering of living human organs with human cells, patient's own cells, grown in culture medium and the use of thin layers of thermo-reversible gel as printing paper following a 3D Volumetric Imaging of the Organ needed) are here to soon eliminate the wait time and the need for immunesuppression for Organ Transplantation as there would be no Transplant Rejection.

In the video below you will see Dr. Anthony Atala, Head of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, NC at TED conference in Mar. 2011 printing a human kidney on stage using a 3D organ printer. The Kidney is not ready to be really transplanted just yet. In a few years this technology which uses bio-compatible scaffolding (thermo-reversible gel) and human cells either differentiated from stem cells belonging to the patient or healthy organ cells from the patient's organ cultured outside the body will be used instead of ink in 3D printers and will actually print out the needed organ layer by layer. This will eliminate the need to wait for an organ donor and any risk or organ rejection after transplantation surgery. This will also eliminate the need for any immune suppression.

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Dr. Harish Malik

1 comment:

  1. This is the most amazing video I have ever seen. I will tell everyone I know about your blog. Thanks for sharing this.


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