For the first time in the world, Israeli scientists were able to print in 3D a living heart made from human tissue. This is stated on the website of the University of Tel Aviv.
On April 15, Tal Dvir, professor and head of the laboratory at the Tel Aviv University, pointed out the process of using a 3D printer along with human tissues taken from a patient in order to print a living, pulsating heart.
As part of the experiment, several dozens of hearts were “printed”. They will be transplanted to the animal in order to verify the functionality of the organ.
The heart is about 2.5 centimeters in size and looks like a rabbit's vital organ. The printing time of one heart was about 3.5 hours.
According to experts, the study of Israeli scientists opens the way to future medicine, in which patients do not have to wait for organ transplants or take medicine to prevent their rejection. In the near future, it will be possible with the help of human tissues and cells to create for transplant any organ for each person.
Recall that in March, the first Polish scientists were able to recreate the bionic pancreas with blood vessels.