Buy a New Kidney or Heart With a Bioprinter

Modern medicine

The day when a person can drop in at the corner organ center and buy a new liver is far in the future, but bioprinting technology will make it possible. Researchers are already experimenting with printing arteries for implantation into patients with clogged arteries. Here, then, is where the bioprinting technology stands as of today.

Bioprinting is the process of using a three-dimensional printer to create living tissue. The process is still in its infancy, and researchers are trying different methods to perfect bioprinting. For example, Cornell University is working on creating heart aorta valves. Should these researchers perfect the process, these bioprinted tissues could be used to replace faulty valves in children with heart disease. Read More →

The Potential of 3D Printing in Science Research

It seems that 3D printing is all the rage these days so I thought I’d examine this exciting technology a little more in-depth to find out what all the hubbub is about. While the technology itself isn’t new, the fact that equipment and materials pricing is dramatically coming down in the space is the difference right now. In future years, I predict we will all have 3D printers sitting on our desks. I would love to have one of these to make models of planets and other celestial bodies…ahhh one day. Read More →