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This Revolutionary 3D Printer Is Capable of Printing Human Organs





With the advent of 3D printing, brilliant people are coming up with interesting ways to utilize this type of technology.

Recently, a company called BioBots piqued a lot of serious interest. According to them, their 3D printers are not merely for printing cute colorful items but they intend to use it for the good of mankind – by making it possible to print human organs.

Their revolutionary 3D printer called the BioBot 1 is now available for the public. And among its unique capabilities is to create objects using living cells.

The BioBot 1 allows you to print your own organ.


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Giving it a closer look, keen observers will discern that the BioBot 1 bears resemblance with the MakerBot and PrintBot devices. However, this does not dispense metal or plastic because it uses “bio-inks” which are made of collagen or other living cells.

According to BioBots CEO Danny Cabrera:

“The Holy Grail is to develop fully functioning replacement organs out of a patient’s own cells, eliminating the organ waiting list.”

As of present time, U.S. reports claim that an average waiting time for a liver transplant is around 149 days for adults and 86 days for children.

On top of that, the BioBot 1 is also capable of printing test medicines.

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How much does this cost? Well, the BioBot 1 is publicly available for $10,000 – not a very expensive product considering its unique capabilities and amazing benefits.

Here’s a TechCrunch video about BioBot 1:

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We hope this technology further gets developed. This can potentially revolutionize the medical industry as we know it.


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