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New 3D bioprinter to reproduce human organs, change face of healthcare: The inside story

By Lyndsey Gilpin and Jason Hiner | From TechRepublic

If you want to understand how close the medical community is to a quantum leap forward in 3D bioprinting, then you need to look at the work that one intern is doing this summer at the University of Louisville.

A team of doctors, researchers, technicians, and students at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII)on Muhammad Ali Boulevard in Louisville, Kentucky swarm around the BioAssembly Tool (BAT), a square black machine that's solid on the bottom and encased in glass on three sides on the top. There's a large stuffed animal bat sitting on the machine and a computer monitor on the side, showing magnified images of the biomaterial that the machine is printing.

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