University 3D Prints Pulsating Human Heart in Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel. 15th April, 2019. Prof. TAL DVIR, Tel Aviv University, holds up the world's first, completed, 3D printed, vascularised engineered heart, including cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers using a patient’s own cells and biological materials. Until now, scientists in regenerative medicine have been successful in printing only simple tissues without blood vessels. Dvir claims study paves the way to a future in which patients will no longer have to wait for transplants nor tackle the obstacles of rejection. Credit: Nir Alon/Alamy Live News.