Printing a human kidney
Can we use the 3D printing technology to “print” a human kidney ?
In this TED talk from 2011 we get an insight into a project designed to just that.
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.