Low-cost 3-D printer-based organ model production technique reveals complicated interior organ structure
Reported by: Irina Robu, PhD
A low cost human organ model production technique was developed by University of Tsukuba in conjunction with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) for use with 3D printers that helps reveal intricate interior organ structure.
Professor Jun Mitani of the Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems at the University of Tsukuba, Professor Nobuhiro Ohkohchi and Lecturer Yukio Oshiro of the Faculty of Medicine collaborated with DNP to produce human organ model that makes internal structures easier to see. The technique will cost as low as 1/3 compared to those for presently presented technology.
It is expected that the penetration of the new technique will lead to the promotion of clinical site applications.