Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kinko's for Kidneys - Organic 3-D Organ Printing?

OK, it's really FedEx Office for Kindeys, but that doesn't sound as catchy.

This one falls somewhere between reality and sci-fi.  A company called NovoGen has created a 3-D printer which uses organic material to create copies of organs.  Right now they are printing blood vessels using cells from the recipients body to create the organs. 

If this actually works out it could change the face of organ transplants forever. For now I am skeptical but hopeful.

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