Georgia Tech’s 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

Georgia Tech’s 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

(Fox News, 7/7/17)

Long-term, the dream of 3D-printed objects is to use additive manufacturing to be able to bioprint entire functional organs for use in transplant surgeries.

While we are not at that point just yet, that does not mean there is not some massively exciting work happening in the field, however.The latest example? Research carried out at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, where investigators have created 3D-printed heart valves, designed for use in the planning of lifesaving surgeries.

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