Lab becomes first in United States to print human cornea

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WRIC) — Researchers printed a 3D cornea using human cells for the first time in the United States. 

CNN reported that a team of three scientists at Florida A&M University created the cornea, using the cells and a 3D bio-printer. The technology was first developed in the United Kingdom. 

The team expanded on the technology by making a mold that can print multiple corneas. When combined with a full model of a blinking eyeball, the corneas can be used to test new products. 

Researchers said they hope the corneas can create an eye that can be transplanted to people suffering from loss of vision. 

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