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Monday, November 24, 2014

Print Thyself

In the New Yorker.  How 3D Printing is revolutionizing medicine.  Good non-technical article on the topic.   Possibilities and limitations.  Via Walter Riker.

" ... For her part, Lewis is passionate about the changes that 3-D printing could bring to the pharmaceutical industry. Billions of dollars each year are spent on drug development that fails. If bioprinted tissues were readily available, experimental drugs could be tested on them to see how the drugs are metabolized and what side effects result. “We want to provide a fail-fast model,” Lewis said, “so that drugs can be assessed in 3-D human tissue and their toxic properties identified before spending money and effort in animal and human testing.” ...  ' 

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