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3D printing cells to produce human tissue

3D printing cells to produce human tissue

Oct 16, 2018 United States
With today's technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process that will greatly improve a patient's recovery.
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3D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

3D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

Oct 9, 2018 Denmark
A new method enables non-invasive monitoring of oxygen metabolism in cells that are 3D bioprinted into complex living structures. This has great implications for studies of cell growth and interactions e.g. under tissue-like conditions, as well as for the design of 3D printed constructs facilitating higher productivity of microalgae in biofilms or better oxygen supply for stem cells used in bone and tissue reconstruction efforts.
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One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

Sep 4, 2018 United States
A team of researchers have developed a way to bioprint tubular structures that better mimic native vessels and ducts in the body. The 3-D bioprinting technique allows fine-tuning of the printed tissues' properties, such as number of layers and ability to transport nutrients.
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IDTechEx TV3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

Sep 3, 2018 United States
Researchers have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a "bionic eye" that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.
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Progressing 3D printed biological implants

Progressing 3D printed biological implants

Aug 29, 2018 United Kingdom
The overall goal of TRANSITION, the five-year project funded under Science Foundation Ireland's Spokes programme, is to develop a new class of 3D printed biological implants that will regenerate, rather than replace, diseased joints.
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$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

Aug 20, 2018 Australia
A BioPen that uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million.
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IDTechEx TV3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Aug 13, 2018 United States
Engineers and medical researchers have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.
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Crocodile cartilage, human stem cells for 3D printed joint cartilage

Crocodile cartilage, human stem cells for 3D printed joint cartilage

Aug 10, 2018 United States
A microbiologist in central Queensland is using 3D printing, human stem cells, and crocodile cartilage to find a new way to treat arthritis and joint injuries.
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Bioprinting in space

Bioprinting in space

Aug 3, 2018 United States
As we continue to explore deeper into space, astronauts are spending more time in orbit than ever before and need tools that are adaptable and customizable for any given task.
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Will bioprinting be an alternative to organ transplantation?

Will bioprinting be an alternative to organ transplantation?

Jul 26, 2018 Spain
Bioprinting has emerged during the last years as a promising technology for creating living tissues to regenerate injuries and organs. Without any doubt it is a promising technology but, how far away scientists are from creating functional tissues and organs that can be implanted in human beings? Hype or reality?
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Towards a 3D printed human heart

Towards a 3D printed human heart

Jul 6, 2018 United States
BIOLIFE4D has announced it has successfully demonstrated its ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue - specifically, a human cardiac patch.