New heart simulator promises better replacement parts
Mayo collaborated with a Massachusetts company to design a bioreactor that mimics conditions in the heart at rest.
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Physicians and researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester say they see the future of medicine: a smorgasbord of technology that can be used to tap the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Dr Daniel Spoon is working with a bioreactor and a bioprinter with which he hopes to print heart valves. Dr Daniel Spoon holds some pig heart valves]
Dr. Daniel Spoon is doing research on whether heart valves could be fabricated on a bioprinter, as shown above in his lab..