Changing the face of medicine with 3D printing

3D printing takes the science of regenerative medicine to a whole new level with the replacement of human organs. The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is printing organs using human cells in a biodegradable frame allowing for nerves and blood vessels to grow into the organ and function normally.

3D printed tissue, an alternative to organ transplants?

Could 3D printed tissues offer an alternative to organ transplants? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Carnegie Mellon professor Adam Feinberg about constructing arteries and embryonic hearts, all with a consumer-grade 3D printer.