Bioprinting comes alive (but not in the way you might imagine it)

Although it has captured the public imagination, bioprinting fully functioning vascularized whole organs won’t become a reality any time soon. Nor does it need to, says Ibrahim Ozbolat, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa (UI; Iowa City, IA). “That will be very challenging.” Continue reading “Bioprinting comes alive (but not in the way you might imagine it)”

3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)

Bioprinting technology is advancing so quickly that some scientists believe 3D printing an entire artificial human organ is only five to ten years off. That alone is pretty bonkers, science-wise, and could save many lives. But why stop there? Once you start talking about manufacturing body parts, the inevitable lurking question is: Can we go beyond just mimicking biology to make technologically improved humans? Continue reading “3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)”

Bio-Printing Technology May Bring New Organ That Generates Electricity Inside The Body (VIDEO)

As 3D printing technology matures, scientists can foresee the day when we simply “bio-print” replacement human organs — putting an end to transplant waiting lists. But science may push the technology even further, says Dr. Ibrahim Ozbolat, co-director of the University of Iowa’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group. Continue reading “Bio-Printing Technology May Bring New Organ That Generates Electricity Inside The Body (VIDEO)”