PROMETHEUS, the son of Titan, in Greek mythology, was the creator of mankind. The goddess Athene taught him architecture, astronomy, mathematics, navigation, medicine, and metallurgy, and he in turn taught them to humans.
According to the mythology Prometheus was stealing fire from the gods, which he then delivered to humans on Earth. Zeus had Prometheus chained to a rock in the mountains, where an eagle (some say a vulture) came every day and gnawed his liver. This went on for 30 years until the hero Hercules slew the bird, ending Prometheus’s torment.
Modern Science uses Prometheus as a symbol for regenerative medicine from stem cells.
The market for regenerative medicine, comprising of tissue engineering and cell therapy is expected to grow worldwide from $6.9 billion in 2009 to almost $32 billion by 2018.
The following video shows “How inspired people are positively influencing development and innovation” in respect of Bioprinting, via an emerging 3D technology, which will support the development of modern medicine and potentially help curing of diseases.
Our present medical approach is to treat symptoms with drugs, devices and alike and adjust our lives to our debilitation. The new medical approach is to regenerate lost functions of the body in a way that after the treatment the lost body function tissues and organs are returned to their original functionality. How can we do this? We are not so far away from this approach, although it is still considered experimental, but we can regenerate lost functions already.
In this blog I will keep you informed about new breakthrough developments of Bioprinting as well as show videos when they are becoming available on this subject.