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3D Printing For Faster Healing

"Failing organs and tissues can be revived or replaced with the help of lab grown and 3D printed substitutes," says Dr K Ravindranath, Founder and Chairman, Gleneagles Global Hospitals Group.

The gap between organ need and organ availability continues to widen despite substantial public education efforts on organ donation. According to the Health Resources and Service Administration, until May 2017, around 1,17,829 patients were waiting for organ transplantation in the US alone, and the numbers are increasing. The increasing transplant procedures can be attributed to well developed healthcare infrastructure and availability of expert surgeons and advanced products.

New technologies consisting of stem cells and tissue engineering have the potential to augment organ function or repair damaged organs. If explored to their full potential, organ bioengineering and regeneration technologies hold the promise to

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