February 11, 2015. Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Using 3D printers, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine creates scaffolds of body parts, such as this nose. In the future, living cells will be introduced onto the scaffolds, allowing them to become transplantable body parts.
Anthony Atala, M.D., is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Atala is a pioneer in the use of 3D printing in the area of regenerative medicine, focusing on growing new human cells, tissues and organs.