3D Printed Placenta Poised to Help Explain Organ Development

Pictures of organoid development from the study, showing the locations of different kinds of cells. Part of the reason the study was undertaken was to understand where different cells (Image courtesy of Haider et al, 2018.) European researchers have 3D printed a simplified, organic model of the human placenta, and hope to use it for studying the organ’s development. On August 2nd, 2018 researchers at the Medical University of Vienna released a study detailing their creation of a placen...