3D Bioprinting and Organ Transplantation: Patient Dream or Ethical Nightmare?


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  • Dr Afifa Siddique Riphah International University image/svg+xml




bioprinting, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, ethics in technology


With the advent of recent advancements in biotechnology and digital manufacturing, organ manufacturing and transplantation has become a reality nowadays. This paper describes a detailed overview of the success and challenges of the bioprinting and organ technologies, its realization in today’s age and ethical concerns that complicates its prevalence and popularity in the society. The advances are promising and the research areas are numerous because the benefits are enormous for the patients. The technology has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare market and particularly the pharmaceutical sector by solving some key issues after going through a long and expensive process of research and development of such new treatments.


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Author Biography

Dr Afifa Siddique, Riphah International University


Department of Pharmacology,

Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan


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How to Cite

Khan, Z., & Siddique, A. (2022). 3D Bioprinting and Organ Transplantation: Patient Dream or Ethical Nightmare?. Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies, 32(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.55613/jeet.v32i1.96