New 3D stem cell printing breakthrough could pave the way to individually tailored drug testing regimes

A new breakthrough by the 3D stem cell printing team at Heriot-Watt could pave the way to individually tailored drug testing regimes, both reducing the need for animal testing and ensuring that patients receive drugs which are most effective for their individual needs.

The team, led Dr Will Shu, at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), originally put together the first 3D printer capable of working with delicate stem cells, a valve-based technique sensitive enough to print the sensitive cultures without damaging them. Continue reading “New 3D stem cell printing breakthrough could pave the way to individually tailored drug testing regimes”