So far, we’re only talking only about small fragments of the human body, such as blood vessels and cartilage, however, in the future, technology can give mankind phenomenal opportunities.
Bioprinting has long been considered one of the most promising technologies, and the US military is proving this by example. Currently, 26 students of the West Point Academy are involved in such projects.
Cadets create special dressings for the treatment of wounds and burns. They consist of bio prints created from the cells of wounded soldiers and artificial leather printed on a 3D printer. Another area is the printing of small fragments of the human body, such as blood vessels and cartilage fragments. Nevertheless, the most impressive project to date is the 3D printing of a whole liver.
Bioprinters use collagen produced by the body from stem cells as ink. Whilst keeping in mind that such projects are still at the research stage, in the future the printing of organs can be widely used in medicine.
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