It looks like a human heart. It feels like a human heart. It’s “the first full-size 3D bioprinted human heart model,” and it could change the way surgeons practice and prepare for patients.
The innovation comes from a team of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University biomedical engineer Adam Feinberg. The model is created using the innovative Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (Fresh) 3D-printing technique.