Partnership for bio-printing of hair, signed by Poietis and L’Oreal

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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”

First successful printing of cardiac and vascular structures in zero gravity (Video)

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)”

Chemical compound developed by UBC researchers makes creating biological tissue safer and more affordable

A chemical compound developed by UBC researchers makes it possible to create biological tissue with a light projector you can buy at Walmart.

The compound, a new type of biological ink used in the 3D printing of tissue, eliminates the need to use UV light systems in favour of safer, more conventional light. Continue reading “Chemical compound developed by UBC researchers makes creating biological tissue safer and more affordable”

Cutting-edge 3D printing techniques have been leveraged in the biomedical engineering field using bioinks

THREE-dimensional (3D) printing continues to drive innovations in many disciplines, including engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, global security, and medicine, to name only a few. Most 3D products are made of plastics or metals, but cutting-edge 3D printing techniques have been leveraged in the biomedical engineering field using bioinks—a fluid with biological components—to manufacture vascularized tissue. Once refined, this approach could be used to engineer complete human organs for implantation and to assess medical treatments. Continue reading “Cutting-edge 3D printing techniques have been leveraged in the biomedical engineering field using bioinks”

Global 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach USD 1.82 billion by 2022

Global 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach USD 1.82 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc.

Rising prevalence of chronic diseases such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) which demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, as 3D bioprinting is convenient and cost effective substitute for organ transplantation. Continue reading “Global 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach USD 1.82 billion by 2022”