Printing Organs: 3d Printing Technology and Organ Transplants

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Alex Hanavan , Eastern Kentucky University
Joseph Romer , Eastern Kentucky University
In the United States demand for viable organs far outstrips the supply. That may be about to change. Scientists are developing the technology to use a patient’s own cells combined with 3d printing equipment to print fully functional organs. This poster examines potential applications of and obstacles to this technology.