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3D Print a real heart

Since 3D printing is increasingly used in a wide range of areas, medical science is not left. From the more common applications, such as the printing of medical equipment and prostheses to more advanced uses such as pressure hooks and bones, the success of 3D printing technology in the medical field is growing. One of the latest breakthroughs is the world's first 3D vascularized manipulated heart with the patient's own cells and biological materials. So far, scientists have only managed to print only simple tissues without blood vessels. Researchers from Tel Aviv University used the fatty tissue from patients to separate cellular and acellular materials and reprogrammed cells become pluripotent stem cells. The extracellular matrix (ECM) was processed into a personal hydrogel which served as a starting point for the pressure. This heart is made of human cells and patient-specific biological materials. In our process, these materials work like biofuels, substances of sugars and proteins that can be used for 3D printing of complex tissue models … At this stage, our 3D heart is small, the size of a rabbit's heart, but larger human hearts require the same technology . After being mixed with the hydrogel, the cells effectively differentiated into cardiac or endothelial cells to create patient-specific, immunocompatible cardiac blood patches, and then a whole heart that fully matches immunologic, patient's cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties. The difficulty of printing full-blown organs was treated for a long time and we talked about it earlier. The development of this technology…

Since 3D printing is increasingly used in a wide range of areas, medical science is not left. From the more common applications, such as the printing of medical equipment and prostheses to more advanced uses such as pressure hooks and bones, the success of 3D printing technology in the medical field is growing.

One of the latest breakthroughs is the world’s first 3D vascularized manipulated heart with the patient’s own cells and biological materials. So far, scientists have only managed to print only simple tissues without blood vessels. Researchers from Tel Aviv University used the fatty tissue from patients to separate cellular and acellular materials and reprogrammed cells become pluripotent stem cells. The extracellular matrix (ECM) was processed into a personal hydrogel which served as a starting point for the pressure.

This heart is made of human cells and patient-specific biological materials. In our process, these materials work like biofuels, substances of sugars and proteins that can be used for 3D printing of complex tissue models … At this stage, our 3D heart is small, the size of a rabbit’s heart, but larger human hearts require the same technology .

After being mixed with the hydrogel, the cells effectively differentiated into cardiac or endothelial cells to create patient-specific, immunocompatible cardiac blood patches, and then a whole heart that fully matches immunologic, patient’s cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties. The difficulty of printing full-blown organs was treated for a long time and we talked about it earlier.

The development of this technology can completely solve both the problem of organ compatibility and organ interaction.

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