Saturday, May 30, 2015

Voice and Exit: How 3D Bioprinting will transform Medicine

"And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins."
Mark 2:22

Laura Bosworth explains how 3D printing can make organ shortages a thing of the past, starting with Breast Cancer survivors:


  • 3D printing has been around for decades, what's changed is that the cost has dropped.
  • Similar to the replicator in Star Trek.
  • Working on 3D printing food.
    • Modern Meadow -- Using cow and pig cells to 3D print pieces of meat.
  • 3D printers have been used to create custom hearing aids for decades.
  • Custom printing for vets who need to have skulls rebuilt.
  • Functioning kidneys printed in China.
  • Functioning livers printed in U.S.
  • 18 people a day currently die due to organ shortages.
  • It could take decades until this is widely available.
  • Nipples for breast cancer survivors is the first step.

Voice and Exit 2015 is coming to Austin next month; learn more and register here.


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