Jump to content
  • In Israel, learned to print live hearts on a 3D printer


    Employees of Tel Aviv University were the first in the world to print on a 3D printer a living pulsating heart of human tissue. This is the most important historical achievement, opening the way to the medicine of the future when for each patient it will be possible to create personalized organs.

    Quote

    "Scientists from the laboratory of Professor Tal Dvir at the University of Tel Aviv were able to solve one of the main problems of modern medicine: using a 3D printer, they printed a living heart from human tissues taken from the patient. This study opens the way for the medicine of the future when patients no longer have to wait for organs to be transplanted or take medications to prevent their rejection. Instead, the necessary organs will be printed directly in hospitals, fully personalized for each patient," the University said in an official statement.

    The printed heart is about 2.5 centimeters long and is comparable in size to the heart of a rabbit or other small animal. For its printing, the patient's fat cells were used, which were converted into stem cells of the cardiovascular muscle, and then mixed with connective tissue. It took three and a half hours to seal the heart.

    As part of the experiment, the researchers intend to print a few dozen hearts that will be transplanted to animals to check the performance of the organ. Scientists believe that the printing and transplantation of human hearts will be possible in the next ten years.


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.



    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

    Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.