In the near future, 3D printing is set to revolutionize organ transplants and prosthetics.
In 2019, researchers at Israel’s Tel Aviv University created the world’s first 3D-printed heart using a patient’s own cells and other biological materials, eliminating the risk of implant rejection.
Scientists have also developed 3D-printed corneas, bone matrices and cartilage derived from stem cells, as well as 3D-printed skin cells. There are always new developments in this exciting field, and 3D printing is also being implemented to create increasingly realistic models of organs for training purposes.
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