Harvard Researchers Reveal New Method for 3D Bioprinting Thick Vascularized Tissue (Video)

A team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has invented a method for 3D bioprinting thick vascularized tissue constructs composed of human stem cells, extracellular matrix, and circulatory channels lined with endothelial blood vessel cells. The resulting network of vasculature contained within these deep tissues enables fluids, nutrients and cell growth factors to be controllably perfused uniformly throughout the tissue. The advance is reported March 7 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading “Harvard Researchers Reveal New Method for 3D Bioprinting Thick Vascularized Tissue (Video)”

“Introduction of an open-source, multi-material bioprinting platform”, Presented by Sascha Schwarz, CANTER

Over the last year, a new bioprinter platform has been developed. The modular design enables the user to choose from different printheads, crosslinking methods and additional components, crucial for printing cell-laden hydrogels. This prototype is a stand-alone device, which can be operated independently of almost all lab infrastructure, because measurement and control systems for temperature, humidity and gas concentration, are already integrated. By means of this approach, we introduce an open-source bioprinting platform that can be rebuild, used and adapted at ease by other scientific groups for their purposes. Continue reading ““Introduction of an open-source, multi-material bioprinting platform”, Presented by Sascha Schwarz, CANTER”