[Our lab uses] a desktop inkjet printer, but instead of using ink, we're using cells.

Anthony Atala

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“Printing a Human Kidney.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Printing a Human Kidney." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: The source of this quote is a 2011 TED Talk given by surgeon Anthony Atala. In this quote, Atala is talking about how his lab at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine engineers human tissues and organs to meet the high demand for such biologic materials. Watch the full TED Talk in which Atala talks about this revolutionary process here: Anthony Atala - Printing a Human Kidney