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    Default Israel's Collplant To 3-D Print Human Organs Using Tobacco-Derived Collagen

    Einat Paz-Frankel
    June 07, 2017

    Replacing human organs with printable ones may sound like science fiction, but research is currently being conducted on the transplantation of an artificial kidney, liver and even a heart.
    Israeli biomed firm CollPlant recently established a new division that will 3D-print organs and tissues using a unique biological ink it is currently developing. CollPlant, a regenerative medicine company, is developing a collagen-based bio-ink intended for use in 3D printers that print organs, using various technologies. The company extracts the collagen from locally grown tobacco leaves.

    Read more: http://nocamels.com/2017/06/collplan...wffaftc8c22u2h
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    Default Re: Israel's Collplant To 3-D Print Human Organs Using Tobacco-Derived Collagen

    Israel seems to be in the forefront of true medical innovations. What are we doing? All I ever see are tired old repetitions of yet another medication to treat diabetes or rhumatoid arthritis.
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    Default Re: Israel's Collplant To 3-D Print Human Organs Using Tobacco-Derived Collagen

    Medical R&D funding is the key for new medical innovations. Overall, government & private sector medical R&D funding has fallen significantly over the past decade. The funding shift away from basic medical R&D leaves us with producing drugs, while other countries come up with 3-D print innovations for human organs. Also, the U.S. regulatory environment, compared to a number of other countries, makes it increasingly difficult to bring new medical innovations to market. But, the shift of R&D dollars away from basic research is the major cause for the lack of new U.S. medical innovations.

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    Default Re: Israel's Collplant To 3-D Print Human Organs Using Tobacco-Derived Collagen

    How about this for a progressive country?
    France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

    http://www.businessinsider.com/emman...aign=buffer-ti

    Make France Great Again?
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    If this news becomes mainstream it could cause a stampede of scientists etc to France! The only barrier would be language, but just about everyone speaks English, so even that could be overcome. Vive la France!
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    Default Re: Israel's Collplant To 3-D Print Human Organs Using Tobacco-Derived Collagen

    France didn't want U.S. scientists to go to waste after U.S. decided to retreat from Paris climate agreement. I thought this was a pretty bold, but understandable, move by France.

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