Anthony Atala

Replacement of tissues and organs using 3D printing technologies

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The Wake Forest is for regenerative medicine  (WFIRM) is a well-known institute for science.

The Wake Forest is for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is a well-known institute for science. They use 3D printing technologies with nanotechnology and gene editing for biomanufacturing tissue, cell therapies, diagnostics, drug discovery.

According to Anthony Atala, MD, Chair, and Wake Forest School of Medicine Institute Director, “We have many challenges to meet, but are optimistic about the ability of the field to have a significant impact on human health. We believe regenerative medicine promises to be one of the most pervasive influences on public health in the modern era.”

Wake Forest School of Medicine

3D printed replacement Tissue

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According to Anthony Atala, M.D., director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and senior author on the study, “This novel tissue and organ printer is an important advance in our quest to make replacement tissue for patients. It can fabricate stable, human-scale tissue of any shape. With further development, this technology could potentially be used to print living tissue and organ structures for surgical implantation. Our results indicate that the bio-ink combination we used, combined with the micro-channels, provides the right environment to keep the cells alive and to support cell and tissue growth.”

Scientists Prove Feasibility of “Printing” Replacement Tissue