BioBots is a company that exemplifies how 3D printing will be instrumental to the future of healthcare. While there are new filaments popping up every day that can be used for the purpose of 3D printing, BioBots' $5,000 machine specializes in printing functional living tissue.
As well as having a huge impact for people in need of transplants, BioBots' technology could also transform drug research by removing the need for animal testing. On YouTube, BioBots has already demonstrated how its machines can print a set of human ears from tissue from a patient's own cells.
By introducing a way to totally eliminate the organ wait list, it's no wonder that BioBots was named the Most Innovative Company at this year's SXSW Accelerator Awards.