Medical research has taken a leap forward as Russian scientists managed to grow the mouse's thyroid gland into zero gravity with a 3D bioprinter on the International Space Station (ISS). And human organs may be the next.
The groundbreaking device called Organaut was delivered to Expedition 58 on December 3 by a Soyuz spacecraft MS-11.
In an unplanned plot of a sci-fi movie, the innovative device created a mouse thyroid in weightlessness. And the result was a success. Invitro, whose subsidiary 3D Bioprinting Solutions has built the printer, said to Ria Novosti: "We've received photos from space. The camera clearly shows a living construction of the mouse being assembled.
The results will be returned to Earth for analysis in December and published in February 201
"There is nothing impossible" Invitro chief Aleksandr Ostrovsky asked if human organs would do this soon on the ISS to be printed in 3D. "The question is only in the cost. At the moment we are working on new types of bioprinting.  he added.
We're waiting for official videos on space-based Organdruck Find out what the FABION Bioprinter, also developed by 3D Bioprinting Solutions, could do in 2015 with mouse cells in the Earth's gravity.
3D printing technology has already been used to create From weapon to house, the ISS had a 3D printer delivered by NASA in 2014 to create a supply chain for essential parts and tools in weightlessness.
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