Researchers create ‘heart on a chip” with the 3D printer

Researchers create ‘heart on a chip” with the 3D printer

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Researchers from Harvard University have with a 3D printer a “heart on a chip’.

The heart is the first organ with a 3D printer is made, according to Harvard. With six different types of ink to the heart tissue on a surface to be printed.

The 3D-printed cardiac tissue pulls just as a heart together. Built-in sensors keep track of how the artificial heart exactly moves.

The hartchip is not intended to be a replacement of a biological heart. The fabric is primarily used for experiments. Scientists can the influence of certain drugs on the heart testing, and no animal testing.

Researchers have in the past in this way, a heart developed, but this was relatively a lot of time and effort required. The 3D-printed version can without much manwork to be made.

Harvard print heart with 3D printer

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