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|Baby's life saved with groundbreaking 3D printed device from U-M that restored his breathing UMHealthSystem YouTube Channel|
Kaiba's parents had no choice but to watch helplessly as their baby stopped breathing nearly every day, until U-M doctors teamed saved his life using device created with a 3-D laser printer.
From leading-edge heart surgery that's performed in the womb to complete emergency care that's there when you need it, families from all over come to the University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for our pediatric expertise.
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|Organ Printing 8tropos YouTube Channel|
Dr. Gabor Forgacs made that prediction. Now, he is making it a reality.
Dr. Gabor Forgacs is a University of Missouri researcher doing groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine.
He is also the Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Organovo, the latest company to receive support from you, the donors of the Methuselah Foundation.
As we work to identify breakthrough technology that will help us reach our shared goal of extending healthy human life, Organovo stands out.
Thanks to your contributions we are able to assist them as they apply their proprietary technology to "print" new organs.
Organovo: Printing Organs The "ink" in the bioprinting process employed by Organovo is composed of spheres packed with tens of thousands of human cells. These spheres are assembled or "printed" on sheets of organic biopaper. By precisely placing the cells with the bioprinter, and providing them with the proper natural developmental cues, they do exactly what they do in nature: they self assemble into fully formed, functional tissue.
The unique science blends biophysics and cell biology with computer aided design and high precision deposition to recreate the micro-architecture of the most complex human tissue. Organovo is currently developing blood vessels and intends to use the same technology to create organs or bio-constructs that reproduce organ function.
Dr. Gabor Forgacs envisions fully implantable organs printed from a patient's own cells. "You give us your cells: we grow them, we print them, the structure forms and we are ready to go," he says. "I am pretty sure that full organs will be on the market [one day]." These organs may not look like our organs but they will function just like the real thing. The Possibilities for Transplants Organ printing allows new tissue to replace diseased tissue. Since new tissue can be developed from cell sources from your own body, rejection of transplanted tissue is not an issue. The cells can be taken from youthful progenitor cells in your bone marrow to replace the older diseased cells.
The cells ability to self-assemble means they will organize themselves into a functional tissue after being positioned. This is where Organovo stands out: the challenges in using stem cells for medical therapies have shown that the results of injecting cells in solution are limited - cells alone can only do so much. But a functional piece of tissue from the patient's own progenitor cells, which can be matured outside the organism, ex vivo, under conditions similar to those it will see in vivo, can add tremendously to the therapeutic power of the cells themselves. Tissue on Demand. The company anticipates becoming the leader in surgical tools made from human cells; providing raw material in the form of tissue for surgeons use.
According to Organovo CEO Keith Murphy, "We expect our tissue printing technology to become the underlying foundation for 3D tissue research in the future. By enabling researchers all over the world to compose their functional tissue of interest and conduct research upon it, we can speed medical research across the spectrum and bring new tissue types to patients sooner." Thanks to your continued support we are able to assist Organovo as they develop practical solutions to the problems of aging. This is a practical example of how we might see significant progress in extending our healthy lifespan.
3-D Printer Produces Organs (PowerinNumbers2012 YouTube Channel). Scientists have found new ways to produce Organs through a new method of Printing them?????? Dr. Anthony Atala shows a new technique at his lab that he hopes could one day help shorten the organ donor list.
World first as 3D Printer creates JAW for woman. Specialist metal parts manufacturer LayerWise has used innovative 3D Printing technology to create a lower jaw, which was then transplanted on an 83-year-old woman in what is believed to be the first operation of its kind. The jaw transplant took place back in June 2011 in Holland and was used to rectify the problems caused by chronic bone infection Osteomyelitis.
Dr Peter Mercelis, managing director of LayerWise, explained the technology speeds up surgery and patient recovery times while also reducing the risk of complications.
He added: 'Besides a successful track record in industrial sectors, metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) is gaining importance in medical implantology.
'AM's freedom of shape allows the most complex freeform geometers to be produced as a single part prior to surgery.
PDF Format information LayerWise Worlds first AM lower jaw
3D printing patents expire. Laser sintering patents to expire. The key patents covering a 3D printing technique called "laser sintering" are set to expire in the next year or two -- there are a bunch of them, so they'll trickle out -- and this will radically reduce the price of printing and printers. Laser sintering involves melting a fine powder (usually plastic) in order to fuse it with the powder below and around it, and it's a technique that produces a very smooth, even finish. The big 3D printer manufacturers, who control the laser sintering patents, have used patent law to lock up the market for devices, and to prevent device-owners from sourcing their powder from third parties. As a result, simple, cheap plastic powder can cost more than filet mignon by weight, which means that the cost of 3D printed objects is very high -- especially when you factor in the extremely high cost (and high profit margins!) on the printers themselves. As these patents expire, it will mean that mass-manufactured printers from China and elsewhere will be able to integrate laser-sintering, setting aside the extruded plastic wire technique that is presently standard. With wire-extrusion, a wire filament is melted inside a print-head, and then forced out of a fine nozzle, like icing coming out of an icing bag. This produces a rougher finish and is prone to delamination during the print-process.
3-D printing Organs on Demand, (The Scientist), has made inroads in the clinic, but constructing functional complex organs still faces major hurdles. Layer by layer, it built up the material, shaping it into a curved, pink, kidney-shape structure based on a medical CT scan of a real organs..
|Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney TEDtalksDirector YouTube Channel|
|Surgeon Anthony Atala, (Wikipedia) demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D Printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney.
Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.
TEDTalks, (Technology, Entertainment, Design). A daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change,
Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED Translate.
|Printing New Skin: Saving Lives with Ink Jet Printers Labtvonline YouTube Channel|
|By modifying an ink jet printer and growing skin cells from a patient's body, a U.S. Army research lab has developed an amazing treatment for severe burns: printing new skin.
Once the patient's skin cells are in a sterile ink cartridge, a computer uses a three dimensional map of the wound to guide the printing.
"The bio-printer drops each type of cell precisely where it needs to go," explains Kyle Binder, a biomedical scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine's. Wake Forest Lab. "The wound gets filled in and then those cells become new skin."
Wake Forest Lab The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is a leader in translating scientific discovery into clinical therapies. Physicians and scientists at WFIRM were the first in the world to engineer laboratory-grown organs that were successfully implanted into humans. Today, this interdisciplinary team is working to engineer more than 30 different replacement tissues and organs and to develop healing cell therapies—all with the goal to cure, rather than merely treat, disease.
The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary network working to develop advanced treatment options for our severely wounded servicemen and women. The AFIRM is managed and funded through the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC); with additional funding from the US Navy, Office of Naval Research; the US Air Force, Office of the Surgeon General; the National Institutes of Health; the Veterans Administration; the Department of Defense, Health Affairs and local public and private matching funding.
Ribosome, (Los Alamos National Laboratory), follows genetic instructions to construct a complex molecule called a protein out of building blocks called amino acid. Using a computer to simulate the interaction of 2.6 million atoms, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have re-created a tiny slice of one of the most fundamental genetic processes of life. Ribosome Models. Computational studies of molecular machines: the ribosome. Also see NanoTechnology building things from atoms and the subatomic scale.
3D Printing Multiple Colours. 3D Printing with more than one colour. 3D Printers using more than one material.
RepRap 3D Printers. Printing Physical Objects. Making things by printing them out.
Makerbot 3D Printers. Printing Physical Objects. Making things by printing them out.
MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printing. Printing Physical Objects. Making things by printing them out.
Cube 3D Printers
3D Printer Software. Software for 3D Printers
Computer Numerically Controlled, CNC
3D Display Technology. Holographic displays. Three Dimensional Displays. 3D without glasses.
Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML)
Augmented Reality (AR)
3D Graphics. Three Dimensional Graphics
Stereo Graphic Anaglyph Images
Printers and Plotters
NanoTechnology building things from atoms and the subatomic scale.
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