Using a cellulose frame to provide implantable structure
OK, I'll give the quick and dirty thought process here. I appreciate all feedback!
So, Pelling Labs have been successful in the use of connective scaffolding from both ear shaped apple slices and a pig heart to use as a foundation on which to grow human cells. In addition to that, the steps taken with controlling Kombucha Scoby structure has advanced enough to where a 3d printed shape (in certain organic filaments) will be overtaken by the culture. This all works together to possibly custom fabricate skin cells to in turn implant.
I have no idea what the use of extra skin cells would be in a healthy person, but I can see the use of bone, Stem and muscle cells. Potentially using the structures could allow a more likely acceptance of a large implant?
I would need to spend MUCH more time researching, so I'll update this eventually. The primary use that I can see is in bodymod. I am not personally interested in cosmetic body mods, but I know many others here are.
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