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3D printing human organs - but where's the money for it?

A university 3D printer

BioTech startup TeVido faces years-long trip to getting their products FDA-approved. Photograph: Murdo MacleodWhat looks like the skeleton of a desk-size, inkjet printer sits in the offices of TeVido BioDevices in Austin, Texas. The cartridge, which usually holds ink, is filled with living human cells. Where you might expect paper in the tray, a specialized gel sits ready to catch the finished product. A computer-programmed script instructs the printer to deposit the cells in layers upon layers, slowly forming a vaguely biological shape.As the printer wends its way back and forth with a scratchy, buzzy sound, a transparent, gelatinous substance

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03 Oct
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