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The next frontier for 3D printing: Human organs

Manufacturing Group | January 4, 2014

The "body on a chip" project will use 3D printing – or bioprinting – technology to create mini human-organ systems about the size of a quarter.

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are embarking on a project that is so overloaded with sci-fiesque elements that if it were a movie, you might question the screenwriter's credibility.

The "body on a chip" project will use 3D printing – or bioprinting – technology to create mini human-organ systems about the size of a quarter to test the body's response to drugs. It's funded by a $24 million grant from the Defense Department to develop antidotes to very strong agents in the areas of chemical and biological warfare.

Click here to read the article by Sophia Novack on Nextgov.com

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