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New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

New Miniature Heart Could Help Speed Heart Disease Cures

3D Printing Progress
Apr 20, 2022
Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Human organ transplants offer a crucial lifeline to people with serious illnesses, but there are too few organs to go around: in the U.S. alone, there are more than 112,000 people currently waiting for transplants. The promise of 3D printing organs is one possible solution to address this shortage but has been fraught with complexity and technical barriers, limiting the type of organs that can be printed.
3D Printing Progress
Apr 14, 2022
Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Given enough time and energy, the body will heal, but when doctors or engineers intervene, the processes do not always proceed as planned because chemicals that control and facilitate the healing process are missing. Now, an international team of engineers is bioprinting bone along with two growth factor encoding genes that help incorporate the cells and heal defects in the skulls of rats.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 29, 2022
Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

In a pair of world firsts, scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells and identified promising early signs of sperm-producing capabilities. They hope the technique will one day offer a solution for people living with presently untreatable forms of male infertility.
External Company Press Release
Bioprinting:  The Challenge of Highly Filled Pastes

Bioprinting: The Challenge of Highly Filled Pastes

Although the printing of complete functional organs is still a dream of the future, research, and development of clinical bioprinter applications are making great strides. New technologies are needed to further improve the printing process of organic substances and to establish the three-dimensional construction of living cells layer by layer.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 14, 2022
Using 3D Printed Tissues to Explore Causes of Neural Diseases

Using 3D Printed Tissues to Explore Causes of Neural Diseases

By using the most innovative 3D printing technologies to precisely control the architecture of these systems, an attempt can be made to reproduce the structural complexity of the cerebral cortex. The objective is to integrate the neural circuits with their intricate support system. This is a crucial aspect of the study, as it would allow to collect important biological data in a longer timeframe compared to the models available today.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 15, 2022
Reducing Animal Testing with 3D Bioprinting

Reducing Animal Testing with 3D Bioprinting

In line with European procedures, the BRIGHTER project (Bioprinting by light-sheet lithography: engineering of complex tissues with high resolution at high speed) was created precisely with the idea of ​​contributing to reduce animal experimentation through the development of new solutions in 3D bioprinting.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 27, 2021
3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

A major obstacle to widespread study and clinical use of 3D tissues is their short shelf-life, which may be anywhere from a just few hours to a few days. As in the case of an organ transplant, a bioprinted tissue must be transported rapidly to the location where it is needed, or it will not be viable.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 20, 2021
3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

Recently, Israeli bioprinting company MeaTech 3D Ltd announced that it succeeded in printing a 104 gram (3.67 oz) cultivated steak using their proprietary 3D printing technology. Made of real cultivated fat and muscle cells, the steak is believed to be the largest cultured steak produced to date. The achievement represents another step on the road to mass production of cultured meat, an important goal to combat climate change.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 7, 2021
3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

Not only is a 3D-printed prosthetic eye produced in a fraction of the time taken by the conventional process, but the resulting prosthesis also looks more realistic. This is made possible by the algorithms of Cuttlefish:Eye, a software solution from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD.
3D Printing Progress
Apr 20, 2022
Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Want to 3D Print a Kidney? Start by Thinking Small

Human organ transplants offer a crucial lifeline to people with serious illnesses, but there are too few organs to go around: in the U.S. alone, there are more than 112,000 people currently waiting for transplants. The promise of 3D printing organs is one possible solution to address this shortage but has been fraught with complexity and technical barriers, limiting the type of organs that can be printed.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 29, 2022
Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

Scientists Discover How to 3D Print Testicular Cells

In a pair of world firsts, scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells and identified promising early signs of sperm-producing capabilities. They hope the technique will one day offer a solution for people living with presently untreatable forms of male infertility.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 14, 2022
Using 3D Printed Tissues to Explore Causes of Neural Diseases

Using 3D Printed Tissues to Explore Causes of Neural Diseases

By using the most innovative 3D printing technologies to precisely control the architecture of these systems, an attempt can be made to reproduce the structural complexity of the cerebral cortex. The objective is to integrate the neural circuits with their intricate support system. This is a crucial aspect of the study, as it would allow to collect important biological data in a longer timeframe compared to the models available today.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 27, 2021
3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

A major obstacle to widespread study and clinical use of 3D tissues is their short shelf-life, which may be anywhere from a just few hours to a few days. As in the case of an organ transplant, a bioprinted tissue must be transported rapidly to the location where it is needed, or it will not be viable.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 7, 2021
3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

Not only is a 3D-printed prosthetic eye produced in a fraction of the time taken by the conventional process, but the resulting prosthesis also looks more realistic. This is made possible by the algorithms of Cuttlefish:Eye, a software solution from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD.
3D Printing Progress
Apr 14, 2022
Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Bioprinting for Bone Repair Improved with Genes

Given enough time and energy, the body will heal, but when doctors or engineers intervene, the processes do not always proceed as planned because chemicals that control and facilitate the healing process are missing. Now, an international team of engineers is bioprinting bone along with two growth factor encoding genes that help incorporate the cells and heal defects in the skulls of rats.
External Company Press Release
Bioprinting:  The Challenge of Highly Filled Pastes

Bioprinting: The Challenge of Highly Filled Pastes

Although the printing of complete functional organs is still a dream of the future, research, and development of clinical bioprinter applications are making great strides. New technologies are needed to further improve the printing process of organic substances and to establish the three-dimensional construction of living cells layer by layer.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 15, 2022
Reducing Animal Testing with 3D Bioprinting

Reducing Animal Testing with 3D Bioprinting

In line with European procedures, the BRIGHTER project (Bioprinting by light-sheet lithography: engineering of complex tissues with high resolution at high speed) was created precisely with the idea of ​​contributing to reduce animal experimentation through the development of new solutions in 3D bioprinting.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 20, 2021
3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

Recently, Israeli bioprinting company MeaTech 3D Ltd announced that it succeeded in printing a 104 gram (3.67 oz) cultivated steak using their proprietary 3D printing technology. Made of real cultivated fat and muscle cells, the steak is believed to be the largest cultured steak produced to date. The achievement represents another step on the road to mass production of cultured meat, an important goal to combat climate change.
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