Almost 80 percent of Americans are suffering from cardiovascular related problems and 20 percent of them die every year. The heart is mainly responsible for supplying blood to all major organs of the body, but just like any other muscle, it is also vulnerable to numerous physiological stressors. Diseases like angina pectoris, dysrhythmia, palpitations and certain forms of cardiomyopathy continue to plague our health. Although the digits are depressing, Advanced Solution’s BioAssemblyBot seems to give a ray of hope. Let us discover BioAssemblyBot’s potential in making a difference in our lives.
The human heart is composed of intricate networks of blood vessels and capillaries. It is mainly responsible to supply blood to all major organs of the body but just like any other muscle, the human heart is also vulnerable to numerous physiological diseases mostly related to both metabolic and age-related.
Taking Bio Printing to the Next Level
Researchers at the University of Louisville demonstrated printing layer by layer, the components of a healthy and functioning human heart. Researchers at Louisville are determined that the 3D printing of the human heart is possible because the heart is composed of few cells with a single function.
Advanced Solutions launched the latest 3D printer, the world’s most intricate 3D printer. BioAssemblyBot is capable of printing and assembling minute structure of the human heart. This is mainly in the form of small blood vessels and valves that are critical for the heart’s contractile function. With the use of patient’s own fat cells, transplantation associated rejection can be prevented. This new 3D heart can probably look better than yours!
Revolutionary Engine and High-tech Performance
3D printers have been used vastly in various fields, but BioAssemblyBot engine also shows promise in scientific and medical research field. Advanced Solution’s BioAssemblyBot comes with a 24V power supply and pneumatic air-fitting mechanism, and it has been dubbed as one of the most intricate printers in the world. Because of its complexity and accuracy, BioAssemblyBot is able to arrange minute organ structures into small spaces attaching them into individual muscle groups.
Not Just Your Ordinary Heart Printer
It is not only capable of printing the blood vessels and small organs three dimensionally, but researchers have also discovered the potential of BioAssemblyBot in constructing pancreatic, liver and renal tissues. With this advancement, physiological and degenerative diseases associated with the liver and pancreas can be addressed. The advanced 3D printing technology of BioAssemblyBot is also able to construct minute details of cell systems, experimental tissue models, organ models, microfluidics platforms, and implant systems. This proves that BioAssemblyBot can not only print a human heart, but also construct other body organs.
Taking a Step Further
In the next 3 to 5 years, components that have been printed through BioAssemblyBot will be assembled and fashioned into a human heart. This “assembled” heart can then be transplanted to a patient. Researchers are positive that all other systems of the body can also be structured using this breakthrough technology. Studies are still underway, but the results are promising. The “BioAssemblyBot” is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant discoveries of the century.