The future of transplantation
‘Printing’ the organs with a new technology in a few years will disqualify the need for donor organs, and researchers hope that the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in Long Beach American introduced a technology that successfully ‘created’ organs.
“It’s like making a cake,” said Anthony Atala of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. A 3D image of the authority that needs to be replaced is developed with a scanner. Then, using the sampling of tissue begins the process of ‘printing’ organs. Printer then forms a layer by layer building up the whole organ.
Proof that this technology works successfully is the case of Luke Massee, a boy born with the disorder and his canceled kidneys. Massel was chosen because of his status to be among the first ones in history to receive a ‘printed’ kidneys, which it is embedded in the preliminary investigation started 10 years ago.
The case of this boy shows how it is possible to successfully ‘make’ kidneys, which is especially important due to the fact that the most organ transplants are doing just that specific organ transplantation. ‘We are in a situation that is alarming. Science has enabled us substantially longer life. While we age, our organs often do not last long enough, “said Atala.