In Japan, the first successfully transplanted tissue, printed the 3D-printer

3D-printing technology is becoming more common. And if some 5 years ago and we could not think about the fact that with the help of this technology will create organs and tissues, while today it is a reality. For example, a group of scientists from the University of Kyushu in Japan, successfully transplanted printed the 3D-printer liver.

In Japan, the first successfully transplanted tissue, printed the 3D-printer

According 3ders.org publication with reference to the journal Scientific Reports, the first test subject was the lab rat. As the researchers report, a week after the transplantation, the new fabric completely caught. This is actually a very big step forward for the transplant: the success of the operation proves that instead of a transplant organ could be replaced by a part without waiting for a donor organ. As scientists say,

"System for fixing 3D-fabric using needle arrays enabled to produce fabric with complex geometry. Our method is a special method, a compound of hundreds of liver cells using three-dimensional biopechati. Moreover, the new method has several advantages: first, it does not cause damage to the blood vessels, and secondly, due to the direct connection between the graft and the body tissues, the new tissue is formed much faster. "

But that's not all. The essence of the new technology is that cells for future transplant grown not in a test tube, and the inside of the human body, which makes it possible to avoid allergic reactions and adverse effects associated with graft rejection by the immune system. Japanese scientists claim that the new method can be used not only for liver transplant tissue, but also in the transplantation of other organs.