NASA Takes 3D Printing to Next Logical Conclusion: 3D Printed Trees

In August of last year, we released a story about how chief scientist of synthetic biology at the NASA Ames Research Center, Lynn Rothschild, and Diana Gentry, were working on a project to 3D print “biomaterials out of thin air.” The team has been hard at work and has relayed some of their progress towards 3D printing synthetic biomaterials using cellular arrays. Continue reading “NASA Takes 3D Printing to Next Logical Conclusion: 3D Printed Trees”

3D Bioprinting Inching Closer to Reality in New Utrecht Biofabrication Facility (VIDEO)

In Holland, a country that (along with the enthusiasm for consumer 3D printing) has already been investing heavily in biocompatible 3D printed products for the Health sector, the University of Utrecht (UMC) has announced an extremely ambitious program related to organ and living tissue bioprinting. Continue reading “3D Bioprinting Inching Closer to Reality in New Utrecht Biofabrication Facility (VIDEO)”

FFF BioPen Heralds Seaweed Bioprinting Industry

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”