A San Diego start-up company called Organovo has managed to use 3D printing to generate a liver that lasts for 40 days.
The company is lighting the way for 3D printed organs and edible meat of the future after developing a slice of functioning liver by printing layers of liver cells.
As the liver is an organ that naturally regenerates itself, it makes it perfect for this project and Organovo’s lastest printed liver was fully functioning for 40 days, which was a 700 per cent increase on the company’s previous effort last April that lasted five days.
The 3D printed liver filters out toxins and drugs to keep in nutrients, but the company has yet to master the ability to integrate blood vessels using 3D printing, hence why this example dies after 40 days as these are what keeps a normal liver alive and healthy.
Organovo’s 3D printed liver can be made using a patients own stem cells, meaning it wouldn’t get rejected upon implant.
The company is hoping to deliver slices of liver in the 3D Human Liver Project next year, which aims to offer a means of testing drugs on human tissue without risking harming humans.
This amazing new technology raises the possibility that growing meat this way for human consumption is really possible. Soy-lent green just made one huge leap forward and in fact is already possible now, one wonders will this be the food of the future.
You may be able to grow your own meat using a 3d printer from yours or a friends stem cells. realistically for this to take off it would have to be done on an industrial level. We know they are already trying to do. Are they already doing it but just getting us ready through predictive programming. If there is a lack of food on the planet will you eat lab or 3d grown meat.
Mankind is heading very soon for the largest revolution and innovations it has ever seen in such a short period of time. If they can grow a liver for 40 days is it possible to grow a whole human.
the report does not give us many details on how long it took to grow the liver but obviously it if they are using a 3d printer it didnt take long at all. Imagine a man who has human organs a human brain grown in a lab integrated into a robotic outer frame. Trans humanists biggest fear is that of AI taking over so they want to merge with it. What better way than with 3d printing.