Scientists unveil ‘first’ 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels

Scientists unveil ‘first’ 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels

Tel Aviv: Scientists in Israel on Monday unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants.

The heart, about the size of a rabbit’s, marked “the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers,” said Tal Dvir, who led the project.