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The bionic human dream: inside the science project that aims to make spare parts for your body

In an initiative that can be life changing for patients, BioFabUSA aims to produce human organs like ligaments and tendons on a commercial scale. However, besides the project’s own challenges, the products have to pass the USFDA’s close scrutiny.
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An obscure corner among the bare-brick remnants of the defunct textile mills of Manchester, New Hampshire, is getting a new lease of life. Once upon a time, the shop floors here reverberated with the clank of 19 th century machinery. Now, they house silent and sophisticated laboratories packed with digital equipment. There was a time when this city produced rifles,
those who have died from cardiac failure is currently being tested in the US and may soon ease that burden. So, is the Holy Grail within striking distance? Past efforts show the path is full of surprises — more of them negative. But then, scientific pursuit is drab without unpredictability and risk. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
An obscure corner among the bare-brick remnants of the defunct textile mills of Manchester, New Hampshire, is getting a new lease of life. Once upon a time, the shop floors here reverberated with the clank of 19 th century machinery. Now, they house silent and sophisticated laboratories packed with digital equipment. There was a time when this city produced rifles, those who have died from cardiac failure is currently being tested in the US and may soon ease that burden. So, is the Holy Grail within striking distance? Past efforts show the path is full of surprises — more of them negative. But then, scientific pursuit is drab without unpredictability and risk. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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