This week on FT we’re deep diving beneath the skin and into the body to take a look at how near future technologies will be fashioning our very flesh. Last week on Ecouterre, I predicated that this year’s fashion muse will be the 3D printer and that we’ll see more 3D-modeled and printed fashion on the runway. As with any new technology, the 3D printer has reached its pinnacle of hype — and now hope — as it is being proclaimed by the medical industry as a potential substitute for organ donation.
In the near future (as soon as 10 years), 3D printers may have the capability to print replacement organs and bones with materials populated with the patient’s own cells.
Will 3D printing technologies be our fountain of youth?