Groundbreaking 3D printed heart model


Researchers from Tel Aviv University have successfully printed a small scale model of a human hear using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived heart muscle cells. The model consists of four chambers capable of holding fluid similarly to a normal human heart. The model is also enveloped in blood vessel cells to mimic the natural vascularity of the heart. While the model itself is not yet functional it is a crucial steppingstone in 3D bioprinting and organ modeling, paving the way for researchers such as our own to develop novel therapies in the field of tissue engineering. 

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