7:00pm - 8:00pm
May 16, 2019
Add to Calendar 2019-05-16 12:00:27 2019-05-16 13:00:42 Machine-made human organs? On the frontier of 3D bioprinting America/Los_Angeles public
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201
Featuring Luiz E. Bertassoni, D.D.S., Ph.D.
What if a patient in need of a new organ could receive one right away, without the uncertainty and slow deterioration of waiting on a long list? At any given time in the United States, approximately 12,000 people are hoping their number comes up for an organ transplant. Even though we have the techniques to save lives, the shortage of organs remains a great challenge in modern medicine. Instead, what if a surgeon could order a living organ when needed by having it 3D printed? It's not science fiction, but investigative science as Dr. Bertassoni and his team use stem cells to explore the engineering of tissues and organs. They've already had success creating functioning blood vessels and tissues. Learn about the frontier of 3D printing organs for transplantation.