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Imagine a world where new organs can be printed on demand

Monday 17 December 2018 3:05pm

Dr Khoon Lim being interviewed by TV's Newshub
Dr Khoon Lim in mid-interview with Thomas Mead of TV's Newshub.

Thomas Mead of TV's Newshub interviews Dr Khoon Lim, a polymer chemist with the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group about his recent funding success.

$300,000 Marsden funding over three years will see Dr Lim research new technology that may help the development of blood vessels in 3D-printed organs.

One of the key challenges of making viable 3D-printed organs is establishing a network of functioning blood vessels, so that large and complex tissue structures can survive. Lim intends to make breakthroughs in this area and ultimately contribute to a better ageing experience for us all in the future.

Also featured in the interview is Otago student, Cesar Alcala Orozco, who is completing his tissue engineering PhD under the supervision of Dr Lim and his primary supervisor Associate Professor Tim Woodfield. 

See the full interview on Newshub's website