3D Printer Used To Make Tiny Human Liver
According to New Scientist, the liver was created by San Diego-based Organovo and announced at the Aspet Experimental Biology conference. The tiny liver can live for at least five days and is able to perform many of the functions of a full-size liver, but creating a full-sized liver with a 3D printer still faces challenges. For one thing, creating the equivalent of blood vessels is easier in a tiny liver than it would be in a full-sized liver. The company plans to eventually produce real livers with the 3D printing technology.