Rebuilding the Baby Boomer: Replacement Parts for the 21st Century

April 28, 2014

Bionic Man has bounded from science fiction to 21st century reality. Today’s engineers are developing “smart” materials and frontier-blazing technology to grow new human tissue, build entire organs, target drug delivery and even use the brain to control artificial limbs. These innovations will help save lives and improve our journey from cradle to grave. University of Washington professor and biomaterials pioneer Buddy Ratner discusses the amazing advances on the health care horizon that may someday earn “medical miracle” status.

Buddy Ratner, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington