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3D Friday -- Printing Liver Tissue

 Welcome to the FrugalBlog, Connor O’Brien’s tri-weekly compendium on frugal innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, and social justice. Send comments, criticism or ideas to

It’s 3D Friday and that means we are bringing you the latest and greatest in the world of 3D Printing!\

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Recently, the first 3-D bioprinter was released by Organovo and it is amazing. Using bio ink made up of spheroids containing tens of thousands of parenchymal cells—think of ground beef, but with the cells most important to making a liver a liver—and non-liver cells that help to stimulate organic growth this 3-D printer can make a fully functioning liver.

The complete process is broken down here at

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