Heart from a printer may be a reality within a decade

A 3-D printed biological heart fashioned using a patient's own cells may be just 10 years off, said Stuart Williams, executive and scientific director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute in Louisville, Ky. Human fat tissue is mixed with a biological glue to be formed by the printer. Williams said the next step is getting the tissue to transform into cardiovascular cells either in the lab or the patient's body.

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