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quinta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2011

3D na Medicina!

3D na Medicina!
Imprimir, em 3D,  ÓRGÃOS, para a Medicina Regenerativa...

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3D Printing for regenerative medicine
Posted on 2011/08/10 by sculpteo

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney

7:24 – This is actually a desktop inkjet printer, but instead of using ink, we’re using cells. And you can actually see here the printhead going through and printing this structure, and it takes about 40 minutes to print this structure. And there’s a 3D elevator that then actually goes down one layer at a time each time the printhead goes through. And then finally you’re able to get that structure out. You can pop that structure out of the printer and implant it.

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