Acta Scientific Biotechnology

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 6

Examining Bioprinting and its Effects on the Field of Medicine

Pranav Bhuvanagiri, Amyn Macknojia*, Ishaan Ali and Ashmit Bhatnagar

Clements High School, Sugar Land, Houston, Texas, USA

*Corresponding Author: Amyn Macknojia, Clements High School, Sugar Land, Houston, Texas, USA.

Received: July 06, 2021; Published: July 21, 2021

Abstract

  Throughout our existence, technology has served to enhance the average quality of life for us humans. Each year, decade, and century always seems to outshine the previous in terms of technological breakthroughs. Such can be said within the world of medicine. A century ago, major wounds were solved by amputation - the removal of damaged parts of the body to prevent blood loss or infection. And only some hundred years later, major wounds can be effectively treated via advanced surgeries and even the recent advent of transplantation. Transplantation is an arduous and complex process that involves exchanging an organ from one body to another. Transplantation has many elements too. Evidently, the most essential being the healthy organ that would be transplanted. Finding an organ as a transplant is a daunting process characterized by lengthy wait times, rigorous formalities, and priceless fees. Not only is it incredibly challenging to find a healthy organ but even more tough to obtain an organ that is compatible with your body. Not to mention, transplants can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars - most spent on acquiring these organs. Even all this assumes the ability to find quick and easy access to a donor, which in reality, is far from the case, which explains the urgency and the seeming irresolvability of the problem at hand. People are forced to wait for years in the seemingly endless search for a donor whilst their conditions continue to worsen and their life is constantly threatened. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, there are upwards of 107,000 individuals on the national transplant waiting list, and this list is only expanding as one more man, woman, or child sees their name added to the list every nine minutes. What’s worse? Unfortunately, 17 people die each day awaiting the rare opportunity of organ transplants, which despite being a tough pill to swallow, serves to expose the horrendously outrageous magnitude of this searing dilemma. Not only is this “list-system”, which stakes its functionality on donations and bureaucracy, antiquated and inefficient, the medical procedure itself is prone to tragic failures. Basically, as miraculous as it is for someone on the waitlist to even see their number called, it is even more improbable that they survive the medical operation. All that paired with the vast cost which comes with any medical procedure of this magnitude means a solution is necessary. Ultimately, just like hundreds of years ago, when humans thought of and invented new technologies to combat biological problems, humans are doing the same now, in hopes of finding a cheaper, efficient, and most importantly healthier artificial solution with the aid of their most critical and unique ally: technology.

Keywords: Bioprinting; Medicine; Organ Transplants

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Citation

Citation: Amyn Macknojia., et al. “Examining Bioprinting and its Effects on the Field of Medicine”. Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 2.6 (2021): 14-21.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Amyn Macknojia., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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