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Hi-Tech 'Organ Printer' Prints Artificial Blood Vessels

The number of organ donors in North America is consistently lower than the number awaiting a donation. Now Organovo, a biotech company based in San Francisco, is attempting to save thousands of lives with their "organ printer" that is supposedly ... able to create artificial blood vessels made entirely from human cells. While it might sound like a wishful, futuristic endeavor, the way an "organ printer" operates is incredible. An Assortment of Printable Cell-Types Instead of dispensing ink (as with a traditional printer) the "organ printer" uses two robotic tips that deposit an ... (view more)

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