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”

US Researchers Develop Biomaterial that Could Be used to Print Load-Bearing Body Parts such as Knee Cartilage

Printing replacement body parts may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but since 3D printing was introduced in the 1980s, scientists have been aspiring to make this a reality. Now, a team from Texas in the US has developed a super tough biomaterial that could be used to print load-bearing body parts such as knee cartilage.

The Texas team 3D printed a meniscus out of an alginate-containing hydrogel Continue reading “US Researchers Develop Biomaterial that Could Be used to Print Load-Bearing Body Parts such as Knee Cartilage”