News: Artificial Organs Whipped Up With an Inkjet Printer

Artificial Organs Whipped Up With an Inkjet Printer

Artificial Organs Whipped Up With an Inkjet Printer

Artificial Organs Whipped Up With an Inkjet PrinterDr. Anthony Atala landed a place in PopSci's Best of 2006 with his homegrown bladders. Now Atala returns to the spotlight at a recent TED talk, discussing his current project of "printing" organs.

Via TED,

"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."

With Atala's research, organ donor waiting lists could be a thing of the past. Amazing.

Check out Atala's talk below.

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