New 3D Printable Hydrogel Composites Created — Possible Breakthrough in Human Body Part Replacement

There is tremendous progress being made within the area of 3D bioprinting. In fact, there are companies working to print human organs as we speak, and within the next decade such organs may, if we are lucky, be available for human transplantation. With that said we still are a ways away from such an accomplishment. Continue reading “New 3D Printable Hydrogel Composites Created — Possible Breakthrough in Human Body Part Replacement”

Local start-up in Signapore unveils 3d printer that prints with living tissue

Local start-up Bio3D Technologies unveiled Singapore’s first 3D bio-printer that is able to print human cells, tissues and other biological parts. 3D printing refers to the method by which objects are created by a machine that deposits thin layers of material — typically plastic — layer by layer to form 3D shapes. Continue reading “Local start-up in Signapore unveils 3d printer that prints with living tissue”

Surgeons Begin Using 3D Printing to Help Explain Patients’ Conditions to Them

Bioprinting continues to make significant strides towards a process that will involve dispensing cells onto biocompatible scaffolding using successive layers to generate tissue-like 3D structures and organs. Along the way, however, there will be a number of interim steps that can also benefit the healthcare community. Continue reading “Surgeons Begin Using 3D Printing to Help Explain Patients’ Conditions to Them”

Organovo and the implementation of 3D printers in BioTechnology

Scientists, scientifically curious investors and Sci-Fi fanatics keep their eyes wide open on Organovo, waiting patiently for the next breakthrough of the company. Organovo developed the first commercial 3D bio-printing platform, and in 2013 the company presented data describing key features of a 3D human liver model, which is in development since then. Continue reading “Organovo and the implementation of 3D printers in BioTechnology”

3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)

Bioprinting technology is advancing so quickly that some scientists believe 3D printing an entire artificial human organ is only five to ten years off. That alone is pretty bonkers, science-wise, and could save many lives. But why stop there? Once you start talking about manufacturing body parts, the inevitable lurking question is: Can we go beyond just mimicking biology to make technologically improved humans? Continue reading “3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)”