Scientists 3D Print Human Heart!
Swedish startup Cellink has developed a 3D printing method and a special gel that can reproduce any human tissue, cells and even cancerous tumors..
Researchers have found that the right combination of synthetic and natural polymers, along with extracellular matrix materials, can serve as an excellent environment for the creation of new organs and the proliferation of all types of cells. Skin has already been printed using a 3D printer, the liver and cells that produce insulin have been grown.
The device works very accurately and quickly. For example, it takes about 20 minutes to form the ear. The unique properties of the gel make it tough and resistant to stretching, and the printer can apply layers as thin as 50 microns. According to the developers, their device is 10 times cheaper than other market models..
Technology helps not only create the elements of our body, but also brings us closer to creating digital collective intelligence.
text: Sid Nietzsche, photo: Cellink