MIT’s Biologic program attempts to program living organism and create organically reactive material (Video)

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)”

Organovo Patents Methodology for Producing Kidney Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

UniQuest, the main technology transfer and commercialisation company of The University of Queensland (UQ), has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ONVO), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, to patent applications relating to methodology for producing kidney cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Professor Melissa Little and her team at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience developed a method of growing kidney tissue from iPSCs for potential use in drug screening, disease modelling and cell therapy. Continue reading “Organovo Patents Methodology for Producing Kidney Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells”

Sounds Good! Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Eardrum Scaffold

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”

Tissue Engineering and Dental Implants Set to Boost 3D Printing in Healthcare to a $1.2 Billion Market by 2020

3D printing (3DP) or additive manufacturing (AM) is used to convert a 3D model into a three dimensional object and the material used for this purpose is called 3DP material. 3D printing has begun to flourish in various application areas in healthcare such as dental, medical, implants, drug manufacturing and so on. Continue reading “Tissue Engineering and Dental Implants Set to Boost 3D Printing in Healthcare to a $1.2 Billion Market by 2020”

TeVido BioDevices Raises Over $30,000 on Indiegogo to Patent Technique to 3D Print Nipples

It’s really incredible what we have seen in only the last year within the 3D printing space. Some of the most exciting applications have to do with bioprinting. Researchers are working on a variety of less complicated applications for 3D bioprinting. One company is TeVido BioDevices, based out of Austin, Texas. TeVido’s aim is to “Build better breasts,” by utilizing 3D bioprinters which fabricate nipple tissue. Continue reading “TeVido BioDevices Raises Over $30,000 on Indiegogo to Patent Technique to 3D Print Nipples”