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Artificial Organs

Artificial (or bionic) organs represent a pioneering field in medical science, aiming to restore or replicate the functions of human organs through mechanical or bioengineered solutions. These innovations range from well-established devices, such as pacemakers and cochlear implants, to more complex organs including artificial hearts, kidneys, and pancreases.

Currently, several artificial organs have been successfully implemented, significantly improving patients' quality of life. For instance, the artificial heart has evolved into a viable temporary solution for patients awaiting transplants, and in some cases, it serves as a long-term solution. 

The future of artificial organs is poised for groundbreaking advancements, driven by rapid progress in stem cell research, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and robotics. These technologies promise to deliver more sophisticated, durable, and biocompatible organs. The goal is not only to replace organ function but also to enhance it, potentially leading to organs that can resist diseases better than their natural counterparts.

Artificial Organs News

French artificial heart maker CARMAT receives a financial boost

Longevity Technology - 16-Oct-2023

Aims to reach an annual production capacity of 500 artificial hearts


CARMAT raised €40.5 million - set to resume the artificial heart production

Longevity Technology - 21-Apr-2022

Aeson could prolong lives of patients awaiting a human heart transplant


Clinical experience in artificial heart with autoregulation of blood flow

pharmaphorum - 15-Jul-2021

New heart replacement therapy for patients with end-stage biventricular failure


New way to rebuild cartilage tissue for fixing injuries

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) - 19-Oct-2020

Cartilage tissue engineered using magnetic field and hydrogels

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The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human


The Body Builders explores the current revolution in human augmentation written by Adam Piore

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Artificial Organs Blog Posts

Chip sandwich anyone? Human on a chip and chip on a cell

Chip sandwich anyone? Human on a chip and chip on a cell

We're now able to barcode individual cells, and also create 1:100,000 scale human bodies

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