Researchers at the federal technology institute ETH Zurich have developed a way of producing body parts containing cartilage, with the help of a 3D printer. Continue reading “Swiss researchers have harnessed 3D printing to produce cellular material”
bioLogic is growing living actuators and synthesizing responsive bio-skin in the era where bio is the new interface. We are Imagining a world where actuators and sensors can be grown rather than manufactured, being derived from nature as opposed to engineered in factories. Continue reading “MIT’s Biologic program attempts to program living organism and create organically reactive material (Video)”
Tissue regeneration (TR) is currently one of the most challenging biotechnology unsolved problems. Tissue engineering (TE) is a multidisciplinary science that aims at solving the problems of TR. TE could solve pathologies and improve the quality of life of billions of people around the world suffering from tissue damages.
New advances in stem cell (SC) research for the regeneration of tissue injuries have opened a new promising research field. However, research carried out nowadays with two-dimensional (2D) cell cultures do not provide the expected results, as 2D cultures do not mimic the 3D structure of a living tissue. Continue reading ““REGEMAT 3D bioprinting for cartilage regeneration and much more”, Presented by Jose Manuel Baena, REGEMAT 3D”
Cartilage we can already bioprint with discrete success, as the many images of bioprinted ears circulating around the web clearly seem to demonstrate. But how can we make those ears actually function? For that, we need much more advanced biofabrication processes. What scientists need to do is to find a way to accurately and efficiently 3D print the scaffolds that enable the creation of “end-use”, implantable, complex cartilage implants. Continue reading “Timpanic Membrane Bioprinted at Maastricht University”
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”
The possibility of engineering self-replicating nano-materials has emerged due to research into DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), a self-replicating molecule whose component parts – nucleotides – have specific chemical interactions that allow for the design of self-assembled structures. Continue reading “DNA research paves way for self-replicating materials”
Using a tiny desktop-sized 3D printer researchers have created a method to print gummy scaffolding to assist in regenerating nerve cells that could be used in the human body. The printer looks like a toaster oven with the front and sides removed. Continue reading “3D Bioprinting Could Heal Spinal Injuries”
Usually when we think about the medicine, vitamins and supplements that we take in pill and tablet form, one or two common shapes come to mind: in most cases it’s either an elongated oval/spherical form or a simple extruded circle. Continue reading “Pharmaceutical researchers create new shapes for medicine tablets using 3D printing”
One of the more notable factors affecting the field of medical 3D printing is the simple ‘cool’ factor in looking at how far we have come from treatments of times long past. A common ailment, requiring medical attention through the ages, has been a perforated eardrum, which can occur due to trauma, infection, or Q-Tips. Continue reading “Sounds Good! Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Eardrum Scaffold”
In 2012, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan implanted splints 3D-printed out of a special biomaterial in the airways of three children with tracheobronchomalacia, a condition that may cause their airways to spontaneously collapse. Continue reading “3D-Printed Biomaterial Restores Babies’ Breathing (VIDEO)”