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3D Printing Of Human Tissue

Building on top of existing 3D printing technology, San Diego-based biomedical group Organovo is developing machines capable of reproducing human...

Kyle Studstill
Kyle Studstill on February 24, 2010.

Building on top of existing 3D printing technology, San Diego-based biomedical group Organovo is developing machines capable of reproducing human tissue. This innovation stems from advances over the last five years that have make it possible to engineer layers of tissue into structures that mimic living organs, with current research drawing primarily from hamster ovary cells. Organovo envisions the technology developing to the point where vital organs are more accessible without reliance on human donors.

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Kyle Studstill is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. Kyle works as a consultant working at the New York office of PSFK. His background is in analysis, from the analysis of cultural and technological change, to analysis of consumer and human insight, to military intelligence analysis with the US Intelligence and Security Command. Kyle loves the future, much like O'Brien from Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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