You want fries with that new kidney?

Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Printing in 3D  is exciting. it is amazing.

But imagine now “printing” a new kidney!

Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Mar 2011

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.

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