Organ Failure? Print a New One

Did you know that since 2013 cosmetics giant L'Oreal Group hasn't tested its products on animals? Instead, it has been relying on "reconstructed human epidermis" -- basically bits of skin grown in a lab -- to ensure that its products are safe. Scientists have successfully bioprinted various living human organs like the skin, liver, bones, heart valves, stem cells and blood vessels and have a lot of others in the pipeline like kidneys, thyroid gland and eyes. Tissue culture and engineering has Read more [...]
Aditi Das
Aditi Das

Aditi Das is a compulsive sci-fi dreamer who conjures up aliens from vehicles stuck in a traffic snarl. When she isn’t driving teams, inspiring them to shred technologies to pieces and unearth their DNA, she’s busy dishing up Bengali food and blogging.


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  2. Hello Aditi, I was astounded to read that the 3D printing is precise enough and has reached a level to which even body parts can be printed. This technology will certainly take tissue culture to the next level and help in many medical applications and also commercial applications like testing cosmetics.

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