Bio printing

3D bio printing of human tissue has been around since the early two-thousands. Nowadays scientists are in the midst of moving from printing tiny sheets of tissue to entire 3D organs. 3Dprinting.com will keep you informed of the latest developments in the bio printing industry.

3D Printed Dura Mater is Used in Brain Surgery

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Maipu Regenerative Medical Technology has designed the world’s first 3D Printed dura mater products to be utilized in brain surgeries. The human brain is protected by a thin layer of tissue called the Dura mater, which is divided into two layers – superficial and meningeal layer. During a brain surgery, these layers are cut open to access the brain. After the completion of a surgery, the protective membranes must be replaced and this process is called a Suture and Onlay procedure. The 3D … [Read more...]

Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Heart Models

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Heart specialists at Spectrum Health, a consortium of 12 non-profit hospitals in West Michigan announced they've successfully 3D printed the first model of a heart that utilizes multiple imaging techniques in a single, detailed print. The hybrid 3D heart model is much more detailed compared to the traditional heart models created with standard imaging techniques. The 3D heart model designed by Spectrum Heath, one of the leading healthcare providers in the U.S is set to be used by … [Read more...]

First Ever Bioink For Production of Human Cartilage and Seeding of Human Chondrocytes

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In Gothenburg, Sweden, a small start-up lead by two young entrepreneurs (Erik Gatenholm & Ivan Tournier) is taking a revolutionary step in the bioprinting field. Start-up: CELLINK developed the first universal bioink that has optimal biocompatibility and printing fidelity allowing the printing of complex structures with ease. Their goal is to reduce the time universities and pharmaceutical companies around the world are spending trying to produce realistic human tissue models by … [Read more...]

Engineers 3D Print Celleron to Replicate Complex Tissues

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A biodegradable tissue scaffold called Celleron has been developed by the engineers at Swansea Univeristy In Wales. The biomaterial presented in the forms of a filament derivative and as a liquid biopolymer could be 3D printed to replicate structures of complex tissues. Led by Dr. Dan Thomas in Swansea University, the team of engineers created a 3D Printable Celleron that are built with materials like phospholipids, graphene, collagen, antibiotcs and agarose. According to Dr. Thomas, the … [Read more...]

The World’s First 3D Printed Beating Artificial Heart Cells

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Researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine have created 3D Printed beating artificial heart cells called Organoids. The heart cells are created by first genetically modifying adult human skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. Then, the induced stem cells are redesigned to create the Organoids. After the Organoids are formed, the spheroids of the Organoids are 3D Printed with a specialized 3D Printer at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Institute for Regenerative … [Read more...]

Fast Bioprinting of Human Cartilage Implants

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At ETH Zürich's Cartilage Engineering and Regeneration laboratory they have made some notable speed advancements in 3D printing of human cartilage which should lead to implantable replacements for trauma victims. Team of researchers led by Professor Marcy Zenobi-Wong's and Matti Kesti developed a process that would enable hospitals to make a full size nose implant under 20 minutes. Any cartilage implant could be produced with nose, ear and knee implants being the ones most used in surgeries … [Read more...]

3D Printer That Could Print Billions of Organic Compounds

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Martin D Burke and his team from the University of Illinois have studied and synthesized small molecules with protein-like structures for quite some time. These molecules are in fact the basis of the human body’s regulation of biological processes and even make up for the majority of drugs taken by us. This week, Sciencemag.org reported that Dr Burke and his team developed a 3d printer for chemicals which could simplify the very complex process of chemical synthesis and the creation … [Read more...]

First Russian Bioprinter to be Unveiled in mid-October

British and American researchers are currently doing marvelous jobs in the field of bioprinting research. Nevertheless, this technique is not one that is solely being used by Western companies and organizations. We just received the news from a Russian company called 3D Bioprinting Solutions that they will present the first bioprinter from Russia next month, during the Open Innovations 2014 forum in Moscow, which will be held on October 14 until 16 2014. This bioprinter - the company does … [Read more...]

U.S. Army Wants to Use Bioprinting to Recover Wounds

When it comes to news about wars, stories are often focussed on the mortality rate. Obviously, this is a very important part of wars and something which needs to be reported of. However, the world sometimes forgets about the wounded soldiers. The number of U.S. soldiers with serious injuries has increased, according to Michael Romanko, an official at the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) by the Department of Defence. The U.S. army therefore wants to try its luck with … [Read more...]

Interweaving Tissue With Electronics Using 3D Printing Technology

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A research team at Princeton University succeeded in interweaving tissue with electronics using 3D printing technology. The technique allowed the researchers to combine antenna electronics with tissue within the highly complex topology of a human ear. Thus creating a functional ear that can “hear” radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability. The main goal of this research was to discover the possibilities of merging electronics with tissue to create bionic organs and … [Read more...]