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This 3D printer could one day make new body parts for transplant patients

Written by Paul

October 9, 2018

According to data from Cleveland Clinic, 21 people in the US die waiting for an organ every day. Swedish startup Cellink has managed to find a way to 3D print tissues and organs — from skin and ears to liver and cancer. The company uses a simple 3D printer and a special gel to produce organs and tissues. According to Cleveland Clinic , 21 people in the US die waiting for an organ every day. Data from Unos.org states that 2,741,336 people in the US are currently awaiting organ transplants, some even waiting for a heart or lung. However, Swedish startup Cellink may soon have the answer — using a simple 3D printer and a special gel, the company has found a way to make skin, ears, liver cells, and can even replicate fully functional cancer tumors that can then be used to develop new cancer treatments. Researchers, led […]

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