KGAN: University of Iowa Works To Create Human Organs

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Synopsis. KGAN/KFXA’s Sadie Hughes shares how the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering is working to create human organs by using a 3D bioprinter. This video was first published to YouTube on 8 March 2013. (source)

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University of Iowa Biomanufacturing Laboratory: Printing Organs

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Synopsis. The University of Iowa Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is working on organ printing, where they use a 3D printer to print living structures with bio-ink. The goal is to eventually print a working organ that can be transplanted into a human. This project is supported in part by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa. This video was first published to YouTube on 20 February 2013.

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CNN: Design your own prosthetic

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Originally published to YouTube by CNN on Mar 23, 2012. (source)

Synopsis. A look at Bespoke Innovation, a company specializing in helping amputees customize prosthetic coverings.

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3D Printing for Human Tissue and Growing New Organs

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Synopsis. Anthony Atala’s state-of-the-art lab grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that “prints” human tissue. This video was first published on YouTube on 21 January 2010.

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TIME: An Inkjet Made My Bladder!

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Synopsis. Watch and see how tissues and organs, such as muscle and bladders, are custom-made to replace diseased or injured parts. Video first published to YouTube on 16 May 2008. (source)

Further Reading: From the 1 November 2007 article on the TIME website, “Things in Dr. Anthony Atala’s lab at Wake Forest University are not always what they seem. On one lab bench, surrounded by gutted printer cartridges, lie the inner workings of an inkjet printer. But this isn’t the scene of some document-printing job gone awry. Instead, the printer has been jury-rigged to handle something much more extraordinary than ink — it now sprays tiny living cells into the three-dimensional forms of human organs.” [More…]

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