Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Printing in 3D is exciting. it is amazing.
But imagine now “printing” a new kidney!
Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney
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. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala’s young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.