Jean Lievens: 3d BIoprinting — Fascinating and Frightening

07 Health, Ethics
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Fascinating And Frightening Ways 3D Bioprinting Is The Next Big Thing In Medicine And Science #3dthursday

3D printing technology is taking off in the medical science community, especially in emerging methods known as “bioprinting.” Instead of inks, plastics and other artificial materials, science and medical labs use a patient’s actual living human cells to replicate organs that the body can recognize and accept.

3D bioprinting has tremendous promise for medical professionals, but it could also forever change areas such as cosmetic surgery and food engineering (not to mention counterfeiting or spy disguises). Here are some of the latest innovations happening in 3D printing and 3D bioprinting.

Here’s a selection of 3D bioprinting’s bright ideas and bodyshocks from International Business Times’s “11 Fascinating And Frightening Ways 3D Bioprinting Is The Next Big Thing In Medicine And Science”:

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