New 3D Printable Hydrogel Composites Created — Possible Breakthrough in Human Body Part Replacement

There is tremendous progress being made within the area of 3D bioprinting. In fact, there are companies working to print human organs as we speak, and within the next decade such organs may, if we are lucky, be available for human transplantation. With that said we still are a ways away from such an accomplishment. Continue reading “New 3D Printable Hydrogel Composites Created — Possible Breakthrough in Human Body Part Replacement”

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)”

Local start-up in Signapore unveils 3d printer that prints with living tissue

Local start-up Bio3D Technologies unveiled Singapore’s first 3D bio-printer that is able to print human cells, tissues and other biological parts. 3D printing refers to the method by which objects are created by a machine that deposits thin layers of material — typically plastic — layer by layer to form 3D shapes. Continue reading “Local start-up in Signapore unveils 3d printer that prints with living tissue”

3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)

Bioprinting technology is advancing so quickly that some scientists believe 3D printing an entire artificial human organ is only five to ten years off. That alone is pretty bonkers, science-wise, and could save many lives. But why stop there? Once you start talking about manufacturing body parts, the inevitable lurking question is: Can we go beyond just mimicking biology to make technologically improved humans? Continue reading “3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)”