Additive Manufacturing Technologies: A Pathway to Organ Printing
Published: June 06, 2022
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 . It is estimated that 20 people die every day due to a lack of organ transplantation in the United States alone . 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 .