Who Needs a Bioprinted, Animal Hybrid Organ Transplant?

July 8, 2013 | Marina Galperina

This is Electrostabilis Cardium, a custom-bioprinted defibrillating organ It’s part electric eel, so it discharges an electric current  at an instance of a heart attack. This is what an Electrostabilis Cardium transplant looks like.

As imagined by Agatha Haines, Circumventive Organs bioart series imagines a near future of new organs:

The ability to replicate and print cells in complex structures could mean different cells with various functions could be put together in new ways to create new organs we would take millions of years to evolve naturally. Frankenstein-esque hybrid organs could then be put together using cells from different body parts or even different species.

And this is a stroke-preventing Cerebrothrombal Dilutus, containing cells from a leech saliva gland, dispersing anticoagulant agents inside your upgraded body when it feels a pressure of a potential blood clot in the brain.

Androids are so overrated.

Find out how rattlesnake muscle mucus can supercharge cystic fibrosis patients in Haines’ interview at We Make Money, Not Art and look at all the cute, next level mutant babies with evolved orifices and folds for “absorption of food, drugs and caffeine” and adaptation to global warming.