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The need for replacement organs is immense, and new approaches are needed to engineer artificial organs that are capable of repairing, supplementing, or replacing long-term organ function. Carnegie Mellon researchers in the Bioengineered Organs Initiative are working to solve these challenges with a new generation of bioengineered organs that more closely replicate natural organ structures. The bioengineered organs are designed to rely less on traditional plastics and more on bioprinted cellular and synthetic materials. Carnegie Mellon experts in tissue engineering, bioprinting, advanced manufacturing, cellular biomechanics, biomaterials, and artificial organs are uniquely well-positioned to be working towards this goal of constructing longer lives.

Bioengineered organs research areas