Bioprinting is a new area of research and engineering that uses 3D printing to make human tissue and organs. In other words, printing the human body and constructing what a person needs. With today’s technology, it would take 10 days to make a liver, but with the speed that technology improves, who knows? We could eventually end up creating one instantly at the flick of a button.
Today’s infographic from printerinks shows the printing process for creating human cells. It also gives you a timeline for the development of bioprinting, as well as showing the benefits for the pharmaceutical industry.
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Do you think it’s entirely feasible that one day we will have the ability to print human organs to order? Can you think of any downsides to the plan? Let us know in the comments.