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Progress Towards a Bioprinted Liver Patch for Transplantation

Tissue engineers continue to forge ahead towards the use of smaller functional sections of tissue as a way to treat failing and damaged organs. The path to the construction of entire replacement organs will be an incremental one. Organovo recently announced their intent to turn their work on bioprinted liver tissue into an option for transplantation: Organovo today announced its plan to develop 3D bioprinted human liver tissue for direct transplantation to patients.
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