Photo Credit: Stuart K Williams / Cardiovascular Innovative Institute Scientists could be able to 3D print human hearts within the next ten years.
A team of experts has claimed they will be able to make whole hearts for use in transplant surgery using the recipients’ cells within a decade.
Dr Stuart Williams claims he and his colleagues have already created a coronary artery and that they have 3D printed some of the small blood vessels in the heart.
‘America put a man on the Moon in less than a decade. I said a full decade to provide some wiggle room,’ Dr Williams, from the University of Louisville, told Wired.co.uk
He told the website: ‘These studies have reached the advanced preclinical stage showing printed blood vessels will reconnect with the recipient tissue creating new blood flow in the printed tissue.’
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