From 3D-printed Human Hearts to Healthy Pizza: Six Israeli Companies Developing Life-improving Ideas

Energy generated by sea waves, cartilage made of corals, healthful dough, 3D printed organs, a tiny camera that helps blind people see and an ultrasound from the comfort of your living room: A Haaretz project surveys promising Israeli companies

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A 3D heart printed by Matricelf, whose founder, Tal Dvir, says, “I think that within 10 to 15 years, we’ll be able to print for every patient the personalized organ or tissue they need.”
A 3D heart printed by Matricelf, whose founder, Tal Dvir, says, “I think that within 10 to 15 years, we’ll be able to print for every patient the personalized organ or tissue they need.”Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
Meirav Moran
Oded Carmeli
Avi Garfinkel
Meirav Moran
Oded Carmeli
Avi Garfinkel

Printing human hearts

Paralyzed mice were able to walk again, following implantation of an artificial spinal cord. Printing organs for humans may happen sooner than we think

In 2017, a small miracle was achieved at Tel Aviv University: Once-paralyzed mice started to walk after a spinal cord implantation. In the near future humans will be able to experience the same miracle.

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