61171599 story 3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating 'Superorgans' 69 Posted by timothy on Saturday June 14, 2014 @12:58AM from the finally-some-competition dept. New submitter meghan elizabeth (3689911) writes Why stop at just mimicking biology when you can biomanufacture technologically improved humans? 3D-printed enhanced "superorgans"—or artificial ones that don't exist in nature—could be engineered to perform specific functions beyond what exists in nature, like treating disease. Already, a bioprinted artificial pancreas that can regulate glucose levels in diabetes patients is being developed. Bioprinting could also be used to create an enhanced organ that can generate electricity to power electronic implants, like pacemakers.