3D Printed Blood Vessels Implanted in Monkeys 

Thanks to our SALSAmigo @blackberry’s Dave Kleidermacher for spotting this interesting work from colleagues in the PRC.


A major breakthrough in 3-D printed medicine could bring hope to nearly 1.8 billion patients with cardiovascular disease.

Chinese scientists working for Sichuan Revotek have successfully 3-D printed blood vessels and implanted them in rhesus monkeys, the company said.
It is a major step on the road to mass printing human organs for transplants.
The company is “the first to have maintained the viability of the cells with the 3-D printing technology,” said James Kang, chief scientist and CEO of Sichuan Revotek.

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