Moscow scientists make accurate heart copy on 3D printer

Moscow scientists make accurate heart copy on 3D printerRussian scientists have used a 3D printer to create an exact copy of the human heart and other artificial fragments of human hard and soft tissues.

Specialists from Moscow?s Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU) have created artificial copies and fragments of human hard and soft tissues, the official Russian Ministry of Healthcare website reports. According to Roman Ivakin, the director of the university?s IT and Communications Department, the results of this effort can be used in ?medical education and in practical medicine, for example, in transplantology.? RNRMU?s Department of Bioinformatics and Living Systems Bioengineering has pooled its efforts with its Chair of Plastic and Reparative Surgery, Cosmetology and Cell Technology in a project that has reportedly enabled researchers to create such copies and fragments, using a 3D printer. The specialists are said to have made, among other things, an exact copy of the human heart. The dummies can be used to train students in surgical techniques, and also for planning actual surgeries...