3D printing has come a long way in recent years, and soon it may be possible to print transplantable human organs (for more on bioprinting, click here). One company, Organovo, says it’s hoping to produce its first printed organ, a human liver, sometime this year. How long do you think it will be before patents in need of transplants will have access to bioprinted organs?

Poll Question:
How long do you think it will be before a bioprinted organ is first transplanted into a human patient?

1–2 years

3–5 years

6–10 years

11–20 years

21+ years

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