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New post by Mon on April 03, 2017 at 08:26PM

#3dprinting revolution is going bigger and (hopefully) for the better. #healthtech #medtech

#repost from @tech – A new, revolutionary 3D-printer, developed by a team of biomedical researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, can make relatively simple tissues like cartilage into large complex shapes, meaning the printer can produce living cells that are functional enough to replace human tissues. Doctors could essentially 3D-print ear, bone and muscle structures for individual medical cases. “This is the first [bioprinter] that can print tissue at the large scales relevant for human implantation,” said lead researcher Anthony Atala. “Basically, once we’ve printed a structure, we can keep it alive for several weeks before we implant it. Now the next step is to test these [printed tissues] for safety so we can implant them in the future in patients.”

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