Not long ago we were talking about the application of 3D printing to tissues and the creation of human organs. In many respects this subject was very green, so much so that even strips of human tissue were not yet available.
However, we already know of companies that are dedicated to 3d printing and the reproduction of human tissues and organs. The company is called Organically and although its process is not really as simple as it seems, if that relies on 3D printing to create living tissues and organs.
Even so, Organovo's main activity is therapeutics, since the organs created are still not used for human consumption, that is, for real transplants and grafts.
But this does not mean that Organovo is of little importance since the organs it recreates or the human tissues it creates are fully functional for experimentation and testing or what is the same, to be able to recreate experiments without having to kill the patient.
Organovo uses 3D printing but only to create the architectures of the organs
As we said, the operation of the Organovo project is based on 3D printing, with this impression creates the structure or architecture of the organ's blood vessels and then through cell cultures the layers that will form the desired organ are created.
This process is actually more complicated and technical than it seems, although one thing is certain, it is not as simple as it suggests makers and science fiction.
It seems that Organovo is still a fledgling company, although it seems that it has a long future ahead of it, not only because it is in a market with a great future but also because being the first, throughout this time they will obtain patents that will ensure a good future . As this field of research is going, we may be talking about transplants of printed organs within a year. What do you say?