Innovation

Photos: 12 ways tech is revolutionizing healthcare and medicine

12. BIOLIFE4D

Technology is beginning to tackle heart transplants that stem from conditions like heart disease or failure, potentially saving people time on a heart waiting list. Using 3D bioprinting and bioink, companies like BIOLIFE4D create cell patterns within a construct to make a biological structure that could potentially be used to improve or replace an organ. Doctors pull cells via a blood sample, along with an MRI of the organ, to provide the basis of the organ.

Image: BIOLIFE4D

By Olivia Krauth

Olivia Krauth is an Education Reporter at Insider Louisville.