Research underway to 3D print segments of an organ and tissue inside the body

Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. are awaiting an organ donation and researchers at the Ohio State University hope to someday be able to help. They are studying the possibility of 3D printing inside the body.

The goal is to print materials, including living cells, that will repair segments of an organ, tissue and many many years from now maybe even build an entire kidney.

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Written by Leslie Barrett.

Originally published March 3, 2020.

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