Sam's TED Talk on 3D Bioprinting

Jun 08, 2016

"3D Bioprinting is Medicine's Next Frontier"

CSO Sam Wadsworth at TEDxEastVan, April 2016

In an age where new medical technologies are in such high demand, wouldn't a 3D bioprinter be useful? In this talk, Dr. Sam Wadsworth explains he sees a future full of bioprinted human airways and organs.

Sam is a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He completed his Ph.D. in respiratory cell biology in the UK before relocating to Vancouver in 2007 to work as an academic researcher at St. Paul’s Hospital. In 2013, Sam co-founded a biotechnology company that uses a unique bioprinting technology that has the potential to revolutionise how we treat disease and the ageing process. He sees a future where human tissues can be provided on demand, where donor organs are built, not harvested, and where drugs are tested on bioprinted artificial tissues, not animals.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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