Video: 3D Organ Printing: Promises and Challenges

January 2014

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With more than 100,000 patients on the waiting list for an organ transplant in the U.S. and several people dying each day because of a shortage of donated organs for transplants, organ printing will be a promising revolutionary technology for saving human lives. Ibrahim T. Ozbolat, assistant professor at the University of Iowa’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is working on organ printing, using a 3D printer to print living structures with bio-ink. The goal is to eventually print a working organ that can be transplanted into a human.

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