3D Bioprinting Space – Understanding the Fundamentals

For medicine, bioprinting is a necessity and an inevitability. The demand for organs will undoubtedly continue to climb with the global median age. Yet what hurdles lie in the way of creating a renewable supply? One major engineering obstacle is properly seeding and feeding the culture in order to create a functional organ. This is because complex tissues are composed of many different types of cells precisely arranged in 3 dimensions. Continue reading “3D Bioprinting Space – Understanding the Fundamentals”

Inside the lab where scientists are 3D-printing a real working trachea (VIDEO)

3D printing has been used to make fast food, jewelry, electric guitars, and tiny versions of ourselves. But one area where it shows particular promise is medicine. Quartz visited a lab where a research team has figured out how to use a 3D printer that sells for $2,500 to make replacement body parts out of living cells. Continue reading “Inside the lab where scientists are 3D-printing a real working trachea (VIDEO)”

J Group Robotics Plans to 3D Print Ingestible Medical Pills

3D Printing has been making its way into medicine, in more ways than one. We have seen it come to the aid of surgeons who use the technology to print out replicas of organs, bones, and other body tissue, prior to performing live surgery. These replicas allow the surgeons to practice prior to performing a risky surgery on their living subjects. Continue reading “J Group Robotics Plans to 3D Print Ingestible Medical Pills”