How soon can artificial organs become a reality?

Written by Sonia Mannan

Genexine Chairman Sung Young-chul predicts 3D bioprinting will make artificial organs possible following further gene therapy success. Artificial organs could become a reality very soon, according to Sung Young-chul, Chairman, Genexine (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea). In a recent lecture to executives, Young-chul predicted artificial organs would be made possible with the use of 3D bio-printing. “What would be the next innovation in biologics? It would be artificial organs based on 3D bio-printing or cell-printing. It could take one or two decades,” explained Young-chul, “or it might come to town earlier by several years.” Young-chul’s prediction follows Korea’s Kolon Life Science’s (Gyeonggi-do,...

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