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3D Bioprinting at IU School of Medicine
A transplant is often the only option for a patient’s recovery when their organs fail. From enlarged hearts to livers ridden with disease, many people find themselves waiting months or even years for a transplant that will save their life. However, despite the great need for donation, there is still a shortage in organ donors, leaving more than twenty people a day in the United States who die waiting for organ donation. To help meet the growing need for donation, experts at IU School of Medicine are working to advance research in xenotransplantation using 3D bioprinting.
Growing Cells and Growing Hope
This advanced technology will enable researchers at IU School of Medicine and beyond to set the stage for future advancements toward the growing demand for organ donation.
Next Generation Printing
3D bioprinting is a form of automated tissue engineering which produces cell-based structures useful for a variety of in vitro and in vivo applications.
It’s the process of transplanting organs from one species to another.
Not yet, but with this important research at IU School of Medicine, experts are paving the way toward clinical trials.