BetaBeat: "Finally, the technique for 3D printing blood vessels has been perfected by a team of scientists from Harvard, Stanford, MIT and the University of Sydney. Good thing, too: growing human ears on the backs of mice was always super creepy, even if it was necessary." http://betabeat.com/2014/07/organs-on-demand-researchers-can-3d-print-blood-vessels/

EurekAlert: "Researchers have made a giant leap towards the goal of 'bio-printing' transplantable tissues and organs for people affected by major diseases and trauma injuries, a new study reports." http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-06/uos-asc062914.php

Gizmag: "Bertassoni explains that the ultimate aim of the research is for patients to be able to walk into a hospital and have a full organ printed with all the cells, proteins and blood vessels in the right place." http://www.gizmag.com/vascular-network-bio-printing/32785/

ScienceDaily: "Lastly they removed the bio-printed fibres to leave behind a network of tiny channels coated with human endothelial cells, which self organized to form stable blood capillaries in less than a week." http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140630103136.htm

VentureBeat: "Scientists have had some earlier success growing blood vessels in labs, engineering veins by taking donated blood vessel cells and placing them on tubular, biodegradable scaffolding. But 3D printing technology could make the process substantially more feasible by increasing speed and cutting costs." http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/01/researchers-successfully-3d-print-blood-vessels-a-game-changer-for-artificial-organs/

See also: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newscategoryid=1&newsstoryid=13715 and http://www.kurzweilai.net/bio-printing-transplantable-tissues-and-organs-is-now-a-step-closer

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