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Anthony Atala:
Printing a human kidney

TED2011 · 17:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney
17:24 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.

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Anthony Atala asks, "Can we grow organs instead of transplanting them?" His lab at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is doing just that — engineering over 30 tissues and whole organs. Full bio
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