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Vascular Bioprinting

      Bioprinting may offer a new solution to the age-old problem of the human body's lack of “spare parts” when the failure of a small but critical piece threatens the survival of the whole. This report provides a general overview of the current state of bioprinting technology, examining its potential as a future source for tissue grafts and full organ transplants.
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