Scientists from the University of Washington create a robotic system for the production of human mini-organs from stem cells.
Robots inject stem cells into plates of special fluid containing many wells, and then promote their transformation into organelles (miniature rudimentary organs) in 21 days.
The researchers additionally trained the system to process and analyze organelles. While these are not full-fledged organs, but scientists have already improved them by increasing the number of blood vessels in the structure..
Unlike the traditional method of obtaining material for biomedical research, in which they are cultivated as flat 2D sheets, this method allows the formation of complex three-dimensional structures. The developers say that the possibility of mass production of mini organs is the main achievement of the new technology..
At the moment, researchers are using the obtained samples for experiments to study treatments for various diseases. According to the project participants, the results obtained allow a better understanding of the nature of organelles at the basic level for basic research in medicine..
Recall that a 3D printer has been created for the treatment of deep wounds.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Shutterstock