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Qld research leads to 3D printed kidneys

by:Tuowei     2019-08-19
An American company plans to produce kidney tissue on 3D printers using technology developed by Queensland. San Diego-based 3D bio-
Printing Company organza has signed an agreement with UniQuest, a commercial company at the University of Queensland.
Melissa Litle, a professor at the university, and her team grew a small kidney on a lab plate last year.
Will now be copied through 3D bio print.
Professor Litel said that 3D printing of functional kidney tissue will help better disease modeling and drug development.
\"The sad fact is that most new drugs fail in human testing, and a big reason is that they are toxic to the kidneys,\" she said . \".
\"If we can test its renal toxicity before applying a drug to human trials, we will save a lot of time, effort and money.
Professor litle says her ultimate goal is to produce artificial kidneys for humans.
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