Researchers 3D print first human heart with patient’s own biomaterial

Professor Tal Dvir presents a 3D print of heart with human tissue at the University of Tel Aviv

In Israel, scientists revealed what they claim is the world's first 3D print of a heart with human tissues and vessels, stating that it's a "major medical breakthrough" that might benefit transplants in the future.

Research for the study was conducted jointly by Dvir, Assaf Shapira of TAU's Faculty of Life Sciences, and Nadav Moor, a doctoral student in Dvir's lab.

Until now, success has been limited to printing only simple tissues without blood vessels.

"This is the first time that an entire heart was successfully engineered and printed with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers", said Tal Dvir, professor of Tel Aviv University.

A professor shows a 3D-printed heart with human tissue at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel, April 15, 2019.

Tal Dvir of TAU, as the new developments look to battle heart disease which is the leading cause of death around the world.

The researchers noted that heart transplants are the only form of treatment for people with end-stage heart failure and that many sick people die while waiting for a transplant, which can take six months or more. Given the dire shortage of heart donors, the need to develop new approaches to regenerate the diseased heart is urgent.

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Prof Dvir stressed the importance of the heart being made with the patient's own cells and biological materials in order to eliminate the risk of implant rejection. The cellular material from the tissues was used as the "ink" for the print job. Dvir said in a 15 April press statement.

The Israeli researchers are working on a cardiac patch meant to help patients recover from cardiac damage sustained by heart attacks.

A team of Israeli scientists used a 3-D printer to create an entire human heart - a stunning achievement that could change the world of medicine by ending the reliance on donated organs, according to a study published Monday. The cells in the 3D print of a heart are able to contract, however, they're not able to pump yet. Personalized organs would be more easily accepted by the body.

Describing their work in Advanced Science, the research team started by taking biopsies of fatty tissues from abdominal structures known as the omentum in both humans and pigs. The cellular and a-cellular materials of the tissue were then separated.

A 3D-printed, small-scaled human heart engineered from the patient's own materials and cells. Dvir. They then plan to transplant the 3D-printed heart in animal models.

3D printing belongs to a class of techniques known as additive manufacturing, or building objects layer by layer. Scientists need to better program the 3D-printed heart and its varied components and cells to coordinate their movements, so the organ doesn't just look like a heart, but acts like one too. And yes! They even provide blueprints for 3D-printed guns.

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