Bioprinted organs may become reality within ‘two decades’

In recent years, 3D printing has emerged as a transformative technology for the field of organ transplantation.

Doctors are already using 3D-printed skin for burn treatment and wound healing, and this year has seen the first successful use of 3D-printed cartilage for ear reconstruction.

Now, amidst rising demand for organ transplants and a dire shortage of donor organs worldwide, researchers are working toward using 3D printing to produce even more complex structures, like livers, hearts, and kidneys. More