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3D Printing and the creation of artificial organs
3D Printing has been used in the medical field for many years, as discussed previously in the 3D Printing for Medical and Anatomical Models Blogpost. Recently some development in this field has occurred. The possibility of creating artificial blood vessels with 3D printing is one example. A new research project, led by nanoengineering professor Shaochen Chen, has shown this. He tries to tackle one of the biggest challenges in tissue engineering: creating lifelike organs and tissues with functioning vasculature. Meeting the characteristics of real blood vessels, such as transporting blood, nutrients and waste is a very tough process. Especially with the goal to do all these things safely inside the body.