Tel Aviv, Apr 15: Scientific advancement by a human is breaking every possible limit. Scientists are turning possible imagination into reality. Now, the Israeli scientists turned the wilded imagination into reality by unveiling the 3D print of heart with human tissues and vessels on Monday.
Scientists called this first and a ‘major medical breakthrough’ that advances possibilities for transplants.
On this achievement, the lead scientist Tel Dvir of the project from Tel Aviv University said, “The heart, about the size of a rabbit's, marked "the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers”.
Further, he added, People have managed to 3D-print the structure of a heart in the past, but not with cells or with blood vessels.
But with the caution, scientists said, many challenges remain before fully working 3D printed hearts will be available for transplant into patients.
A 3D print of a heart about the size of a cherry at Tel Aviv University on Monday as the researchers announced their findings, published in the journal Advanced Science.
Mr. Dvir said, “Researchers must now teach the printed hearts "to behave" like real ones. Then they plan to transplant them into animal models”.
"Maybe, in 10 years, there will be organ printers in the finest hospitals around the world, and these procedures will be conducted routinely," he said.
But he said hospitals would likely start with simpler organs than hearts.