Dr. Faiz Bhora of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and his research team hope to be the first in the world to successfully implant 3D-printed tracheas in people. The tracheas are printed from biologic materials on a 3D printer and primed with stem cells for growth. Continue reading “New York docs’ 3D-printed windpipe may one day let patients breathe easier”
The world is a complex system of biodiversity, individual components interacting, giving and taking from one another. As we begin to truly understand this concept, we can begin to harness the power of living in symbiosis with our environment. Take seaweed, for instance. Researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have been exploring the use of seaweed in 3D printed medical implants. Continue reading “FFF BioPen Heralds Seaweed Bioprinting Industry”
Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC) is well-positioned to capitalize on the revolution in medicine being spurred on by 3D printing technology thanks to the innovative BiO Assay, a new 3D bioprinting system developed by RBCC’s joint venture partner, Nano3D Biosciences (n3D). Continue reading “RBCC Moves to the Front Lines of the 3D Bioprinting Revolution”
Of the roughly 30 3D printers on display at CES 2014, the Regenovo bioprinter was definitely the only one that could potentially save your life in an instance of acute organ failure. But not for another 15 years or so. Continue reading “Regenovo is China’s Organovo”
Organovo announced today that they are joining together with two institutes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help scientists develop more reliable tools for bringing safer, more effective treatments to patients on a faster timeline. Organovo is collaborating with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) to develop better and more clinically predictive tissue models using Organovo’s NovoGen MMX Bioprinter®. Organovo will collaborate with NCATS and NEI in using the NovoGen Bioprinting platform to create three-dimensional, architecturally correct, functional living tissues. Continue reading “Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health”
Printing tissue is the latest rage and 3D printing continues make advancements in medical technology. The latest breakthrough proves yet again that 3D printing will have a viable part in the future of biotechnology and medicine. Continue reading “3D Printers “Bio-Print” Tissue and Skin”
3D printing is hot and has emerged as manufacturing technology with a thousand uses spread across a very diverse user base. Do you have an interesting and enthousiastic presentation concerning 3D Bioprinting (on all kinds of subjects)? Show us at our 3D Bioprinting Conference ’14 on June 19th! Continue reading “Call for speakers for 3D Bioprinting Conference ’14!”
First printable body parts and now, thanks to recent advancements in 3D printing technology, doctors may soon be able to essentially “draw” cells onto patients that will generate new bone, skin, and even muscle tissues.
The BioPen, a pen-like device that will allow surgeons to apply human cells directly onto the site of injury, uses stem cells and growth factors, and could potentially allow surgeons to heal bone and cartilage. Continue reading “3D Printing BioPen Allow Surgeons to “Draw” New Bone and Skin Onto Patients”
A team out of Cornell University has been working on a 3D printing solution for replacement body parts, and they are far from the only ones working on bio-printing. In fact, a San Diego bio-printing company believes we are just over a year away from having the first 3D printed human liver. Continue reading “Could the First 3D Printed Liver Be a Year Away?”
A breakthrough in vascular 3D printing has led bio-printing firm Organovo to predict printed livers will be available within the next year.
While the announcement has sparked even more interest in the burgeoning field of 3D bio-printing, Organovo has stated that its printed liver won’t be suitable for human transplant. Instead, the liver will be used as proof that the San Diego-based company has the chops to build a printer that can reliably produce human liver tissue.