The Artificial Womb is a mechanical device for replicating the environment for growing creatures from their original seeds outside of the normal, natural environment. It is used for the gestation of fetus.
Artificial Wombs are designed for specific creatures or sophonts, as each has their own needs for the development of the fetus. There are widely available versions for Humans, Vargr, several Terran animals used as part of colonization packages. Several other sophonts have also developed similar technologies.