NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Printing Muscle

NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Printing Muscle

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Printing Muscle @ Technology Review… via Beyond the Beyond.

In a small clean room tucked into the back of San Diego–based startup Organovo, Chirag Khatiwala is building a thin layer of human skeletal muscle. He inserts a cartridge of specially prepared muscle cells into a 3-D printer, which then deposits them in uniform, closely spaced lines in a petri dish. This arrangement allows the cells to grow and interact until they form working muscle tissue that is nearly indistinguishable from something removed from a human subject.

They plan to use 3-D printer to make complete organs for transplants down the road.

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