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3ders.org - Researchers to explore 3D-printed bone and tissue scaffolds | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Researchers to explore 3D-printed bone and tissue scaffolds | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has performed its first procedure to remove a patient's diseased heart and replace it with a SynCardia Temporary Total Artificial Heart. The device fits into a backpack and will act as a "bridge" until a donor heart is available. It provides a strong blood-flow throughout the body and allows patients who are awaiting a heart transplant to leave the hospital.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has performed its first procedure to remove a patient's diseased heart and replace it with a SynCardia Temporary Total Artificial Heart. The device fits into a backpack and will act as a "bridge" until a donor heart is available. It provides a strong blood-flow throughout the body and allows patients who are awaiting a heart transplant to leave the hospital.

Tanya Vlach lost an eye in an automobile accident in 2005, suffering from minor injuries to the frontal lobe of the brain and severe depression as a result. Rather than accepting her fate, a self-described trans-disciplinary artist has plans to become the new Geordi Laforge – replacing her lost organ with an eyeball-shaped digital camera.

Tanya Vlach lost an eye in an automobile accident in 2005, suffering from minor injuries to the frontal lobe of the brain and severe depression as a result. Rather than accepting her fate, a self-described trans-disciplinary artist has plans to become the new Geordi Laforge – replacing her lost organ with an eyeball-shaped digital camera.

Scientists Bioengineer Arteries That Could Potentially Grow Inside the Body | Mental Floss

Scientists Bioengineer Arteries That Could Potentially Grow Inside the Body | Mental Floss

This bio-synthetic kidney acts like the real organ, removing salt, water and waste products to keep patients with kidney failure from relying on dialysis.

This bio-synthetic kidney acts like the real organ, removing salt, water and waste products to keep patients with kidney failure from relying on dialysis.

Scientists Can Now 3D Print Functional Organs

Scientists Can Now 3D Print Functional Organs

Next stage for 3D printing: custom sized and shaped 3D heart implants are still being tested, but there is strong consensus that once the product is made available to the market, there will be no shortage in terms of demand.

Next stage for 3D printing: custom sized and shaped 3D heart implants are still being tested, but there is strong consensus that once the product is made available to the market, there will be no shortage in terms of demand.