WORKSHOP ON ARTIFICIAL BIO ORGANS
16, May 2019
GS 3 : Science & Technology – Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology
Why in News?
In order to strengthen Indo-Australian Cooperation and achieve development of 3D printing industry in both the countries, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) has recently organized a one-day workshop on Organ Bio Printing.
- The workshop explored 3D printing, an innovative technology that covers all medical disciplines and offers new opportunities in diagnostics and therapy.
- From diagnostic visualization to surgical planning, patient-specific models provide an added value for patients and physicians.
- Artificially constructed device designed for organ replacement, produced using 3D printing techniques.
- The primary use of printable organs is in transplantation.
- Research is currently being conducted on artificial heart, kidney, and liver structures, as well as other major organs.
- Some printed organs are approaching functionality requirements for clinical implementation, and primarily include hollow structures such as the bladder, as well as vascular structures such as urine tubes.
- 3D printing allows layer-by-layer construction of a particular organ structure to form a cell scaffold.