Tuesday, July 10, 2012

3D Printing of Blood Vessel Networks

Every day that passes we are getting a lot closer to making the Fifth Element regeneration scene become a reality...

Scientists can already grow thin layers of cells, so one proposed solution to the vasculature problem is to "print" the cells layer by layer, leaving openings for blood vessels as necessary. But this method leaves seams, and when blood is pumped through the vessels, it pushes those seams apart.

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