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Bio Engineering’s Stunning Glimpse Into the Future

Posted May 21, 2017 12:00 AM by ASME Job Board + Career Center
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Browsing through various scientific and engineering websites like ASME.org provides a stunning glimpse into the future of bioengineering. A robot that prints tissue and an artificial heart that beats are just some of the latest success stories of physicians and engineers working together in the bioengineering field.

Advanced Solutions Life Sciences has created a six-axis robotic 3-D printing workstation that can be used to create tissue, cells, biological gels and coatings, and perhaps eventually, an entire human organ.

The robotic nature of the tool, along with its six axes, turns this 3-D printer into a 3-D bio-fabrication device, which could one day operate within a patient during surgery.

On the cardiovascular engineering front—a practical, permanent artificial heart— a new prototype is now in pre-clinical testing. The experimental device, if successful, could be the first artificial heart sufficiently compact, durable, biocompatible, and inexpensive enough to serve as a permanent replacement for failing hearts.

A total artificial heart is not a new idea. Engineers and physicians have been working on it since the 1940s. However, the perpetual scarcity of organs in the face of growing demand adds urgency to the effort to develop a total, practical, and permanent artificial heart as an alternative to transplants of donor hearts.

Such groundbreaking engineering jobs are interesting, diverse, and sometimes hard to get, but they should not be hard to find.

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Editor's note: This is a sponsored blog post by ASME Membership.

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05/21/2017 12:42 PM

Wake Forest University claims to have a 3D printer that can print organs without the cells dying...

https://qz.com/616185/this-3d-printer-creates-human-muscles-and-tissues-that-could-actually-replace-real-ones/

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