Need a new bladder? Let me print you one made from your own cells so your body won’t reject it.
Need some new skin? Let me scan the area as we go and lay down just the right type of material when and where it is needed.
Sound like science fiction?
It is rapidly becoming science fact.
Could 3D printed organs hold the key to immortality?
Could 3D printed organs allow humans to swap out aging body parts before their expiration date and thus extend life itself?
According to MedicalStartups.org, here are the Top 12 3D Bioprinting Startups to Watch:
- Organovo (USA)
- Pandorum Technologies (India)
- Cyfuse BioMedical (Japan)
- TeVido Biodevices (USA)
- 3D Bioprinting Solutions (Russia)
- Regenovo Biotechnology (China)
- regenHU (Switzerland)
- Aspect Biosystems (Canada)
- 3Dynamic Systems (UK)
- MedPrin (China)
- BioBots (USA)
- Nanofiber Solutions (USA)
I guess only time will tell, so in the meantime I’ll leave you with one final question…
Innovation or not?
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[author image=”https://innovationexcellence.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Braden-Kelley-70.jpg”%5DBraden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker, builds sustainable innovation cultures, and tools for creating successful change. He is the author of the five-star book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and the creator of a revolutionary new Change Planning Toolkit™. Follow him on Twitter (@innovate) and Linkedin.[/author]