Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a low-cost 3D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3-D printer, and they have released the breakthrough designs as open source so that anyone can build their own system. The researchers—Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and Biomedical Engineering (BME) Associate Professor Adam Feinberg, BME postdoctoral fellow TJ Hinton, and Kira Pusch, a recent graduate of the MSE undergraduate program—recently published a paper in the journal HardwareX that contains complete instructions for printing and installing the syringe-based, large volume extruder (LVE) to modify any typical, commercial plastic printer.
“What we’ve created,” says Pusch, “is a large volume syringe pump extruder that works with almost any open source fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer. This means that it’s an inexpensive and relatively easy adaptation for people who use 3-D printers.” Continue reading “Carnegie Mellon University researchers develop low-cost open-source 3D bioprinter (Video)”
German students hack Ultimaker 2+3D Printer and develop special 3D printable bio-ink.Students from the Technical University of Munich have hacked an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer and developed a special 3D printable bio-ink called “biotINK.” The students have entered their project into the iGEM challenge, an annual biology contest. Continue reading “German students hack Ultimaker 2+3D Printer and develop special 3D printable bio-ink”
Partnership for bio-printing of hair, signed by Poietis and L’Oreal. L’Oreal has been committed to tissue engineering for almost 30 years and holds unique knowledge and expertise in the field of bio-printing of hair. With this exclusive research partnership, L’Oreal and Poietis are giving themselves the means to pursue a new scientific challenge: bio-printing a hair follicle, the small organ that produces hair, using a bio-printer. Continue reading “Partnership for bio-printing of hair, signed by Poietis and L’Oreal”
Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have created a process to support 3D printing of new bone material. Continue reading “AMBER researchers create 3D bioprinting technology to provide alternatives to bone grafts”
The city of Utrecht in Netherland is already famous for the outstanding achievements made by the tissue factory subordinated to the University Medical Center Utrecht to a great extent. This tissue factory has recently accomplished the 3D bioprinted rabbit shoulder implantation experiment. Now, this city is attracting more biologic printing institutions. With the cooperation of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Hogeschool Utrecht and ProtoSpace Fund, a new bioprinting lab Utrecht3DMedical is established. Continue reading “Utrecht3DMedical – 3D Bioprinting Lab in Utrecht”
A trio of high-tech companies have teamed up to develop a space hardened 3D bioprinter capable of manufacturing human organs and tissues in orbit. A June 14 test of the consortium’s prototype resulted in the first successful printing of cardiac and vascular structures in zero gravity with adult human stem cells. The experiment was performed 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico aboard a Zero Gravity Corporation aircraft capable of repeatedly producing several seconds of sustained microgravity. Continue reading “First successful printing of cardiac and vascular structures in zero gravity (Video)”
In a landmark proof-of-concept experiment, Australian researchers have used a handheld 3D printing pen to ‘draw’ human stem cells in freeform patterns with extremely high survival rates.
The device, developed out of collaboration between ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) researchers and orthopaedic surgeons at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, is designed to allow surgeons to sculpt customised cartilage implants during surgery. Continue reading “Australian Researchers Use Handheld 3D Printing Pen to Draw New Cells Directly onto Bone”
A team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has invented a method for 3D bioprinting thick vascularized tissue constructs composed of human stem cells, extracellular matrix, and circulatory channels lined with endothelial blood vessel cells. The resulting network of vasculature contained within these deep tissues enables fluids, nutrients and cell growth factors to be controllably perfused uniformly throughout the tissue. The advance is reported March 7 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading “Harvard Researchers Reveal New Method for 3D Bioprinting Thick Vascularized Tissue (Video)”
Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue in patients. Continue reading “Researchers prove feasibility of printing living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue”
Poietis, French leader of Bioprinting, continues its growth by closing a first round of financing of €2.5 million including a fundraising record of nearly €1 million via the crowdfunding platform WiSEED. The funds raised will be used to industrialize Poietis Laser-Assisted Bioprinting technology and bring to market its first bioprinted tissues. Continue reading “French Poietis raises €2.5mn financing to develop technology that will bring to market its first bioprinted tissues”