Medicon Engineering Themes (ISSN: 2834-7218)


Volume 3 Issue 1

Additive Manufacturing Technologies: A Pathway to Organ Printing

Prajwal Agrawal1,2*

Published: June 06, 2022

DOI: 10.55162/MCET.03.051

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With the advent of additive manufacturing, various processes have been developed over the years. A prominent example is bioprinting. The technology involves the use of biocompatible materials and living cells to construct functional structures and constructs that mimic the properties of human body tissues [1]. It is estimated that 20 people die every day due to a lack of organ transplantation in the United States alone [2]. With the development of new diseases and an increasing population, this number is expected to increase over time. It is possible for bioprinting to provide a solution for this issue, but it will need many modifications and development to result in a living organ with multiple cell types and materials [3].