MIT’s Biologic program attempts to program living organism and create organically reactive material (Video)

bioLogic is growing living actuators and synthesizing responsive bio-skin in the era where bio is the new interface. We are Imagining a world where actuators and sensors can be grown rather than manufactured, being derived from nature as opposed to engineered in factories. Continue reading “MIT’s Biologic program attempts to program living organism and create organically reactive material (Video)”

3D Printing Neurons with Graphene: Stretching the Possibilities at Northwestern University

Recently, 3D Printing Industry reported on Michigan Tech’s Tolou Shokuhfarexperimenting with graphene-based biomaterials to produce a “bioink” that can replace and re-stimulate growth in cartilage and nerve cells. Graphene has long been a material of interest for biomedical, engineering, … Continue reading “3D Printing Neurons with Graphene: Stretching the Possibilities at Northwestern University”

Bioprinting comes alive (but not in the way you might imagine it)

Although it has captured the public imagination, bioprinting fully functioning vascularized whole organs won’t become a reality any time soon. Nor does it need to, says Ibrahim Ozbolat, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa (UI; Iowa City, IA). “That will be very challenging.” Continue reading “Bioprinting comes alive (but not in the way you might imagine it)”