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Latest Invention: 3D Bio-printer that Can Fabricate Human Tissue and Organs

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Australian engineers from Invetech, a company with headquarters in Melbourne, and Organovo, a firm based in San Diego, California, developed a 3D bio-printer that can prove to be very useful in creating organs for those who need them.

At this time, one of their most useful inventions can grow blood vessels. It is expected that in 5 years the arteries printed by the device could be used by surgeons when they perform open heart surgeries. The companies believe that more sophisticated organs could be developed by 2020.

To be able to print organs researchers need to place specific cells into a preferred 3D shape. There are two print heads in the bio-printer. One pin heads is where human cells are placed, while the other is used for placing a hydrogel, scaffold or support matrix.

By making use of a laser-based calibration system controlled by a computer, the device registers precision within microns. Before starting printing, the printer uses special software to build the tissue in 3D on the screen, informs SmartPlanet. Both Invetech and Organovo look forward to make their latest invention available for different research organizations that carry out studies on human tissue repair and organ replacement.

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29 votes

//14 Jul 16, 2012 09:50 AM | posted by: bankit
wonderful it is unbelieveable
27 votes

//13 Mar 29, 2012 03:53 PM | posted by: chris
we have to much technology this bad. soon we will have to much technology that we will be immortal or something like that. soon the earth will be overcrowded and ood will deplete. this is all bad
29 votes

//12 Jun 20, 2011 01:19 PM | posted by: avy
wel dhats better, 2 imprve and 2 mke 8sier our tchnologies..
21 votes

//11 Dec 20, 2010 08:27 AM | posted by: CHINNU
WOW! IT IS WONDERFUL TO KNOW .HOPE THIS PROJECT WILL HELP TO SAVE MANY LIFES
26 votes

//10 Nov 27, 2010 10:20 PM | posted by: Daniel Molebatsi
i'm shocked!
21 votes

//9 Nov 09, 2010 04:28 PM | posted by: nikita patel
its good keep it uppppppppppppppppppppppp!
keep it on doing all this inventions and the world can come in the no.1 position.
wow................................... great..................................suppep......................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
19 votes

//8 Aug 16, 2010 10:43 AM | posted by: radhe
very nice sir
18 votes

//7 Jul 29, 2010 05:11 PM | posted by: madhav
waaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
16 votes

//6 May 26, 2010 08:19 PM | posted by: nisha
it's good but it has more disadvantages than advantages
22 votes

//5 Mar 29, 2010 09:07 PM | posted by: binay
its really a great ,amazing invention .but what if the tissue have some sideeffect on body.
14 votes

//4 Mar 13, 2010 02:58 PM | posted by: sarita
itsssssssssss.......wawwwww!!!!!!
really amaging...........
21 votes

//3 Feb 16, 2010 12:06 PM | posted by: riann
awesome!! i just couldn't imagine that one day human can be generated in just a minute!!but anyways, just a wild imagination but who knows??but what is amazing is this innovation!technology is really great. it makes those that are once impossible to be possible!!!
17 votes

//2 Feb 13, 2010 12:40 PM | posted by: ODEH MARK
WOW! Wonderful ! i cant believe that this day technologies can........................whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23 votes

//1 Jan 27, 2010 11:59 AM | posted by: jenz
I can't believe., wow! by using computer tech Bio-printer it can produce more blood vessel,. what would be the advantages and dis advantages of this Bio-printer. is this good most especially to asthma or other diseases.

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