Cons And Disadvantages And Effects Of Bioprinting Processes

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Effects of Bioprinting Processes

While each method of bioprinting has its advantages and disadvantages, bioprinting as a whole is very helpful to society [16]. The areas of focus that considered when choosing a bioprinting method include faster production time, costs, and efficiency of material usage. The laser-induced method can be used to create organs for pharmaceutical companies. These organs are then put through multiple tests before going onto clinical trials. By doing this, drugs with adverse side effects can be found without having to be tested on by people or animals. The reason that the laser-induced method is more effective, and therefore more widely used, is because it creates the most accurate shape of an organ. The more
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One factor that makes bioprinting a better option than the typical human organ transplant is the optimization of the organ life span. Human organs have a very short life when chilled in preservation solution. This is demonstrated in the heart and lung since they have a life span of about 6 hours. The kidney has the longest life span outside the human body with the ability to survive 30 hours [18]. Any time past the organ’s life span will cause the organ to deteriorate. This ultimately prevents organs from being stored for future use, which in turn will make the costs for organ transplants much higher [19]. This problem can be avoided using bioprinting, which allows any intended organ to be made right before any surgical procedures would take place. Therefore, there is no need to preserve any printed organ, which would ultimately reduce costs. Another issue that a typical organ transplant is faced with is that even after the patient receives the organ transplant surgery, they must constantly take immune suppressants to prevent the organ from being rejected by the patient’s body. These immune suppressants weaken the patient’s immunity system, leaving them more susceptible to getting sick after the surgery [20]. All the problems presented by a normal transplant can be adverted by bioprinting. By using 3D printing to form an organ, the body is put into a much healthier state. This is because the printed organ will have used either stem cells or intended organ cells from the patient. By using the cells from the patient, there will be a much lower chance of rejection from the patient’s body, which allows the patient to avoid expenses like immune suppressants. This will also lower the organ waiting list since there will be a ready supply of organs made for that specific person. Another achievement bioprinting offers is the ability to obtain organs that could have not been achieved through the

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