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3D printing and cryogenics could create new potential for artificial organs

[Image from Imperial College London]Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a technique to replicate biological structures using cryogenics and 3D printing. The research is a first from the university to create structures that are soft enough to replicate the mechanical properties of organs like the brain and lungs. The 3D printing technique could create replica organs and assist with tissue regeneration. Structure and softness of body tissues can be difficult to match, but when they are matched, the structures could be used in medical procedures to form scaffolds that can be a template for tissue regeneration. Damaged tissues would be bolstered to regrow, allowing the body to heal without issues like rejection from the body. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design &Outsourcing. The post 3D printing and cryogenics could create new potential for artificial organs appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Artificial Organs Imperial College London MedTech Source Type: news

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