Carnegie Mellon develops 3D ice printing for organ shortage

Interesting Engineering February 10, 2024, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: In the US, over 100,000 people are on the organ transplant waiting list, with about 6,000 dying annually due to organ shortages. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a 3D ice printing technique to address this issue. The method aims to create artificial blood vessel networks, potentially bridging the gap between organ demand and supply. This breakthrough offers hope for addressing the critical shortage of available organs for transplantation.

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