When it comes to 3D printers, plastic accessories, daily products, tools and materials come to mind. However, constantly developing 3D printer technologies are opening the door of a new era.
3D printer technology, which has been developing for a long time and has reached a very successful point, is now preparing for artificial organ production.
3d printer devices, in which many tools and equipment needed in the medical field were produced, were generally seen as successful in producing plastic products. However, recent developments in technology have made it possible for 3d printers to produce with materials such as metal and rubber. More than that, it is seen as the production of living objects that can produce organs of people, communicate with living organisms, and so on.
What is 3D Bioprinting?
A team at Harvard University runs a project called 3d bioprinting. The purpose of this project is to produce functional, artificial, heart and kidney organs such as using 3D printers and to enable them to continue their lives by placing new organs in patients who have problems in this regard. To make a heart transplant to a person with a problem in the heart, it is necessary to find a right heart that is compatible with tissue and blood. Finding a suitable heart is a more difficult process than performing a heart transplant surgery. If the production of artificial organs is achieved, organs such as personalized heart, kidney, lung can be produced and used in a functional way.
The project, which is still under development, is trying to produce parts that will help repair organs. While improvements are underway to produce a full-capacity organ, it is estimated that this development will be successful in the next 50 years.
YOUR SPARE ORGANS ARE READY
As a result of the development and widespread of this technology, it is estimated that every person will be able to produce and store their spare organs, if necessary, organ storage areas will be created, and if necessary, people’s transplant operations will take place with organs from these stores.
This development will be one of the most important breakthroughs in history regarding the prolongation of human life. It is thought that after the organ transplant can be done, experts can work on artificial skin, artificial bones and muscles, so that people can be completely renewed in the future. One of the rare organs in which the production of its presentation in the human body is near impossible is seen as the brain.