TEDMED

Growing new organs: Anthony Atala on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Anthony Atala’s state-of-the-art lab grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that “prints” human tissue. (Recorded at TEDMED, October 2009, San Diego, CA. Duration: 17:52)

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