A Channel 8 science story about 3D printing called upon the expertise of UConn’s Dr. Anson Ma to explain some of the current and potential benefits of the technology.
Dr. Ma had challenged his students to create an artificial kidney using 3D technology and they produced it using 3D printing.
“Right now this is a prototype,” said Ma. “The longer term goal is can we incorporate cells, for example stem cells from the patients, then we can create fully compatible organs.”
The story highlights UConn’s commitment to new and emerging technologies as well as the ever-growing importance of materials science.