Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new kind of bio-ink, which could eventually allow the production of complex tissues for surgical implants.
The new stem cell-containing bio ink allows 3D printing of living tissue, known as bio-printing. Continue reading “New stem cell-containing bio ink allows 3D printing of living tissue”
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded two University of California, San Diego researchers almost $3 million in combined funding to pursue new technologies intended to accelerate advances moving stem cell therapies out of the lab and into the clinic. Continue reading “Two UC San Diego Scientists Receive Stem Cell Technology Grants”
The human knee is a complex and problematic joint. It’s fair to say that it hasn’t adapted well to our greatly expanded life expectancy and trend towards obesity; painful osteoarthritis is the number one cause of chronic disability. One promising stream involves the idea of using 3D printing technology to deposit stem cells directly into damaged areas of cartilage so it can grow back as healthy tissue. Continue reading “3D bioprinting of stem cell structures could combat osteoarthritis”