The ultimate potential for 3-D printing is printing large tissues and organs. People die waiting for an organ transplant, and 3-D printing could ultimately prevent lost lives. The potential may be sooner than expected. An Israeli 3-D printer firm, Nano Dimension, has successfully lab-tested a 3-D bio-printer using human stem cells as the ink. 3-D printers are already used to create stem cells for research, but now Nano Dimension is collaborating with an Israeli biotech firm, Accellta Ltd. The two companies have said they will soon be able to print large volumes of high resolution cells. By using stem cells from a patient to print an organ, the printed organ will not be rejected.
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