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Loveland-made 3D printers could help build human organs

LOVELAND, CO – June 11, 2019: This summer, Loveland-based 3D printer manufacturer Aleph Objects will release its new LulzBot Bio, a modified 3D printer that uses a special syringe extruder to create structures that can be used to regenerate human tissue. (Special to the Loveland Reporter-Herald / Aleph Objects) 0 Loveland-based 3D printer manufacturer Aleph Objects announced Wednesday that it had teamed up with a company in a collaboration that eventually could lead to 3D printing of human organs. Working with Massachusetts-based FluidForm, Aleph has modified its LulzBot Mini 2 desktop printer to enable it to 3D-print liquids including the building blocks of human tissue in a process called bioprinting. “We’re not going to see bioprinted hearts in people in three or four years; that’s still a fantasy,” FluidForm CEO Mike Graffeo said in a phone interview Wednesday. But it’s possibility down the road, he said. Loveland-based 3D printer […]


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