This is an active endeavor on spreading this independent campaign, which address a very noble public health problem: the lack of organs to kidney transplantation and ultimately by creating a prototype printer able to build a 3d printed living tissue organ.
Although, many researchers are, at this moment, doing all that's humanly possible to achieve this goal, and maybe saving more than 10.000.000 lives that are in risk just now all over the world due to renal chronic failure, is obvious as much people join with new projects, closer we, mankind, are going to get from achieving this object: autologous organs 3d printed and transplanted.
We, as human race, already have the individual tools need to perform the task already. But individual tools are not, by themselves, just sufficient. It is imperative the thinking and open discussion on innovative strategies.
Years ago, some individual researchers have decided, by themselves, to build 3d printers. Safe, cheap and technology available worldwide. Then we now have: reprap, prusa, mendel (reprap.org). They were individuals that needed to do, but they left the development opened for others to build and Internet Community helped because these goals are useful to everybody.
So, why not build a tissue 3d printer able to build any organ we choose to build, in a solo, eclectic, world wide, open, community?
Our main goal is to build a functional 3d tissue printer prototype kidney. Next step, is transplantation of a 120 cc of weight prototype, capable of maintaining in vivo serum creatinine levels below 1.5 mg/dL and a creatinine clearance greater then 90 ml/min/1,73m2.
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