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Subject: Re: 3D Layering builds a new jawbone Date: 2/6/2012 7:23 PM
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Not FARO's machine, but it does demonstrate current capabilities that were recently thought of as impossible.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57372095-76/3d-printer-pro......


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This should make you even more speechless: 3-D printing of your own organs should you need them as you get older and your body parts wear out. Here are some of the best examples of printing body parts by the leaders in the field:

Summary article by The Economist: http://www.economist.com/node/15543683

Commercial bioprinting at Organovo, a San Diego company, with video of printing new skin http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20002741-52.html

Dr. Gabor Forgacs, Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Organovo, explaining it on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=80DhBLEhdzk

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, North Carolina (home of Dr. Anthony Atala, the other expert on growing human organs) has a short video showing the preparation of the inkjet printer and the printing of an 'organ': http://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/WFIRM/Our-Story/Inside-th...

Now that is something to look forward to!

im
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