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Printed Human Organs for Testing and Transplantation 

 

Printed Human Organs for Testing and Transplantation
February 4, 2013 - (Heriot-Watt University) - "A specialised 3D printing process, using human stem cells, could pave the way to purpose-built replacement organs for patients, eliminating the need for organ donation, immune suppression and the problem of transplant rejection. The process, developed at Heriot-Watt University, in partnership with Roslin Cellab, takes advantage of the fact that stem cells can now be grown in laboratory conditions from established cell lines, could also speed up and improve the process of drug testing by growing three-dimensional human tissues and structures for pharmaceuticals to be tested on." Read Full Press Release

 

Posted on 14-Feb-13 by Gallerno, Jacob
Tags: Science and Industry News
 
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