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From making fetal models to producing ovaries, 3D printing will create life

recently, researchers at Northwestern University in the United States developed 3D printing ovaries and implanted them into mice to help them produce successfully, which has attracted worldwide attention. Many people still think that the topic of 3D printing creating life is impossible. However, in the view of some industry insiders, this is not impossible

recently, the news that scientists at Northwestern University in the United States developed 3D printing ovary implantation in mice to help them produce successfully has attracted worldwide attention. Although people have long understood the powerful creativity of "omnipotent" 3D printing, this new skill that almost breeds life is still amazing. Reviewing the resume of 3D printing in the field of reproductive medicine, we will find that this technology has already made great achievements. If this trend continues, will 3D printing create life in the future

imitating the shell of life: 3D printing of fetal models

3D printing is associated with reproductive medicine. At first, it was in a simple and interesting way: printing fetal models. This application is similar to the imitation of the shell of life. The main purpose of this material is to meet the psychological needs of parents who can't wait to see their unborn children

in January 2014, 3dbabies station in the United States launched this 3D printing fetal model service. As long as you send a color ultrasound picture of the fetus to the station and pay $600, you can receive a body size fetal model in a wooden gift box. This is undoubtedly good news for prospective parents who feel that the color ultrasound photos are not true enough. Using 3D printing technology, the fetal model can be truly customized. The printing effect will be better if a front photo and a side photo are provided. In addition, the pose and skin color of the model can be selected by customers. This technology became popular as soon as it was launched, and other countries later launched some similar services

building a factory of imitating life: 3D printing uterine model

3D printing officially participated in the research and practice of reproductive medicine, starting from printing reproductive organ models for surgery, which is also a basic application of 3D printing in the medical field. By pre printing the model of reproductive organs that need surgery, doctors can be more familiar with the operation, and patients may also know the condition in more detail

in April 2014, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University and the Guangzhou Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology used 3D printing technology to perform surgical delivery for a patient with complex placenta accreta. At the same time, the uterus was successfully removed, and both mother and son were safely discharged from the hospital, which was not easy to adjust plasma and apply polar film. Before operation, the doctor scanned the pelvic image of the patient to obtain the original image, and then used the digital medical 3D design software to reconstruct the uterus, placenta and bladder. Then, according to the digital three-dimensional model of placenta implantation, the in vitro surgery design is carried out. In the process of hysterectomy, according to the pre-operative 3D model rehearsal instructions, the uterine muscle wall at the place where the placenta is implanted into the bladder is removed and the integrity of the bladder is preserved. This is a successful application of 3D printing in the field of Obstetrics and gynecology

practical achievements on the way to create life: 3D printing ovary

whether it is a fetal model or a uterine model, it does not have vitality and cannot directly act on life, while 3D printing transplantable organs are a step closer to creating life, which is more conducive to the upgrading and transformation of enterprises

the 3D printing ovarian research of Northwestern University in the United States has attracted the attention of the scientific community last year. This program is designed to help women with ovarian failure caused by disease. The secret why researchers can cultivate healthy eggs with prosthetic ovaries made of 3D printing is that they use 3D printing gel to make scaffolds, which contain ovarian hair follicles, hormones and some structures. Although the technology has been successfully tested in mice, human eggs are larger than mice after all. Therefore, the researchers plan to adjust the size of piglets in proportion for the next step. We will wait and see whether the project can realize the "mother's dream" of women with ovarian failure

many people still think that the topic of 3D printing creating life is impossible. However, in the view of some industry insiders, this is not impossible. After all, the technology of 3D printing cells, tissues and even organs has emerged and developed rapidly, all of which point to a more complete life. Perhaps one day, the function of 3D printing will expand from extending life to creating life. In this process, people are facing not only the challenge of technology, but also the test of ethics and law

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