Cadets Academy West Point army United States actively developing bio-printers for printing of individual body parts using stem cells. We are talking about blood vessels, cartilage, meniscus and other small fragments.

Now 26 cadets, consisting of five groups currently working on three projects. The first two teams engaged in the development of bibinov for the care of burns and wounds. They will print the medical team, using cells of wounded soldiers. Then, the resulting bounty will combine with 3D-printed skin and stem cells to obtain lystrosaurus bandage.

The other two teams are busy creating blood vessels. This project is useful in itself, since the vessels is required in many situations – both combat and non-combat. But it is also considered as an intermediate stage in the creation of printed blood-forming organs.

The fifth team is developing a work meniscus is a large cartilaginous fragment, located between the femur and tibia. The sixth group got the most ambitious project of printing a liver.

Feature of bio-printers is that they use mostly ink on the basis of collagen – the protein that produces the human body from stem cells.

At this stage the project is only at the level of research. However, it is possible that in the future mobile this will become a mandatory accessory of mobile hospitals to aid wounded soldiers.
Source — Army Times