Tuesday April 23, 2013

3D Printer Makes Tiniest Human Liver Ever

Now that scientists have 3D printed a liver, they need to 3D print some alcohol to test the damn thing out! wink

The mini-livers that Organovo made are just half a millimetre deep and 4 millimetres across but can perform most functions of the real thing. To create them, a printer builds up about 20 layers of hepatocytes and stellate cells آ– two major types of liver cell.