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Text: In Vivo
Photo: Khademhosseini lab

3D printed blood vessels

People in need of a transplant could soon benefit from a new advance in artificial organs. Researchers at the Khademhosseini Lab in Boston have recently created the first synthetic blood vessels designed using a 3D printer. “In the near future, we’ll be able to develop tissue customised specifically for a patient or for the testing of new drugs,” says Ali Khademhosseini, director of the laboratory leading the project.