How can body parts of human being be printed in 3D format? This news from Discovery News would prove that this is possible.
The researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University had started the journey of finding ways on how heart and arteries could be made and possibly used for transplant in relatively cheaper value.
In a press release made for Professor Adam Feinberg of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, it was revealed how the researchers from the University were able to have MRI images coronary arteries and 3-D images of embryonic heart.This was subsequent to their action of buying a consumer-level 3-D printer which can also be bought by many consumers at around $1,000 online.
Just like the many other materials already printed using 3D materials, the above mentioned printer is as well designed to print plastic and metal. From these materials, Feinberg team was able to print gooey, biological material like collagen. This is the body part that keeps skin intact with the rest of the body parts. The whole process, more so, takes into the account the warming of gel to get patterned and accustomed with that of the body temperature.
This project was thereafter named FRESH which stands for Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels.
Based on the story Hearts and Arteries Could Be 3D-Printed Cheaply by Renee Morad