The future of biomedical engineering | Prof. Shulamit Levenberg | TEDxTelAviv

In this presentation, we will embark on an enthralling trip to the future. Into medicine’s future. Professor Shulamit Levenberg, the Dean of the Technion’s Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, heads a lab which prints live 3D tissues. Her bustling team engineers tissues with vital blood vessels that can then become incorporated into a living organ within the body. This revolutionary strategy lays down the stepping stones toward a future which will enable creation of ‘replacement parts’ for the human body. Just imagine what lab-grown tissues will offer patients with a dysfunctional heart or injured spinal cord. Well, it is no longer imaginary.