Companies join in bid to provide printable human organs

02/14/2013 | TechEye.net

Hoping to move up from bits of cartilage and arteries to complete, transplant-ready human organs, bioprinting firm Organovo is partnering with 3-D modeling company Autodesk. Software from Autodesk could theoretically use images provided by MRIs or X-rays to produce custom organs. Said Autodesk's Carlos Olguin, "Life is becoming a nascent design space in an engineering sense. It's subject to specs, subject to QA, it's repeatable."

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