World's First 3D Print Heart Has been Revealed By Scientists In Isreal

In Isreal, Scientists have revealed the world's first 3D-Print Heart with human tissues and vessels, this medical progress might boost the feature transplants.

On Monday, journalists were shown the 3D print of a heart, which is roughly the size of a rabbit’s heart, at Tel Aviv University in Israel, AFP reported. The scientists, which published their findings in the journal Advanced Science, hope in future scientists will be able to print hearts which will be used for heart transplant in humans.

Professor Tal Dvir, who led the project, told AFP that it marked “the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers.” He further added, “People have managed to 3D print the structure of a heart in the past, but not with cells or with blood vessels.”

Professor Dvir holding 3D print Heart

According to Dvir, using the patient’s own tissue was key, so the risk of an implant being rejected would be eliminated, BBC news noted.

There are still many challenges for this '3D Print Heart' research as the heart is unable to pump yet, Eventhough the cells are able to contract but it isn't properly functional yet.

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