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The press of human organs is actively developing
- October 9, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, news has arrived that a talented team of 3D printing and bioprinting specialists from Rice University managed to create a new technological process for the manufacture of artificial polysyllabic blood vessels and blood vessels from biomaterials. Moreover, the result not only looks and feels like the natural blood circuits of the human body, but also functions in the same way, demonstrating approximately the same level of accuracy and ease in the delivery of air, blood, lymph and other biological fluids through all channels and arteries – this experiment was carried out on a modified model of human lungs created from a hydrogel.
During the experiment, scientists made an attempt to increase the scale and accuracy of their new technological approach and achieved truly significant success – because their polysyllabic circulatory network of an independent type actually began to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and efficiency in the delivery of blood and other fluids through channels. At the same time, it is worth noting that the system itself is a closed and individual type of blood network – in other words, the network consists of many separate networks of blood vessels folded together completely similar to the natural type of addition.
It is worth noting that the new bioprinting technology has a promising character, since preliminary tests on the air bag – played by flexible hydrogel lungs – showed that such a technology could actually become complex and very thin and intricate systems of blood vessels and channels – and therefore promises to be one of the most functional.
In addition, for now, specialists are interested in strengthening the concept of multivascularity – in other words, they are interested in not only increasing the external scale of their artificial blood supply system, but also making it more complex and flowery from the inside. If they succeed before the launch of the second phase of testing, this will mean the final victory in bioprinting.