Growing body parts closer and closer

Teams of scientists at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska University have taken another step closer to cultivating replacement organs. They succeeded in breeding mice on human cartilage cells.

It happens that as a result of an accident, illness or age, our organs refuse to obey and must be replaced. The man is so constructed that he can use spare parts from other people. Unfortunately donors of organs are not enough to meet all needs, so scientists have been working on body parts techniques for years.

Such a concept has many advantages, as the culture could take place using the recipient's own cells, which would allow the creation of a biologically compatible organ, thus avoiding the risk of transplant rejection and the need for medication. In addition, you can create an organ at the moment you need it.

A team of scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy took another step towards achieving this vision. Using a CELLINK 3D biological printer, a hydrogel was created from human cartilage cells, which was then implanted with a 6-week mouse. After 60 days on her body began to grow human cartilage.