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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:04 PM
Also, what year/decade do you guys think this will become common?
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:51 PM
Keep your attention at 0:26 - you can see muscles flexing in nourishing fluid, 3:12 - heart valve.
Right now we're approaching bio-printed heart for mouse, I can't find link but they are very close.
Hard to tell if it's going to be common, as it's possible that we'll just grow organs using stem cells instead of printing them. It might be lot easier, safer and more precise.
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."
Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:51 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:58 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:22 PM
Hehe, for a man that talks about the future, he sure looks like he's from the 1980s! Still, bioprinting just seems miraculous, it still amazes me to see some of the stuff that's coming, but when will it become commonplace? Also, not sure I like the idea of cosmetic bioprinting, I can imagine teenagers all looking like their favourite pop star *shudder*...
...and you can guarantee that people will try it. I'm with Craven though. Jury's still out for me on whether this will be common or not. I can see it sticking around for sure. Probably as an alternative option to stem cell organs. The technology is really impressive though, and I imagine the early improvements we're going to see will be increases in speed. If they can keep the quality up, rapid creation of organs will be a huge advancement.
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