Scientists at Tel Aviv University have created a tiny, live heart in a revolutionary new 3D printing process that combines human tissue taken from a patient.
“This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers,” said Prof. Tal Dvir of TAU’s School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, who led the research for the study.
The staggering development prompted Israel’s Foreign Ministry to react, citing it as yet another exceptional example of Israeli innovation. “This is a major breakthrough and great news for world medicine,” said ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon on Twitter.
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Posted by NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News on Monday, April 15, 2019