From cells to 3D tissues: Creating complex 3D tissue models using CELLINKs technologies

In this presentation, we will discuss how 3D bioprinting technologies enable the fabrication of more reliable tissue models, which have wide application, including the development and validation of the efficacy of pharmaceutical products, screening of drug therapies and understanding of tissue development and oncology processes.

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Creating centimeter-scale complex tissue geometries within seconds via Volumetric Bioprinting

Our finite ability to spontaneously regenerate our organs, associated with increasing longevity, reinforces the need for engineered human tissues. Bioprinting made constructing architecturally complex, centimeter-scale 3D living structures possible in hours, arranging cells and materials into pattern that can hasten maturation into functional tissues. Nevertheless, biological elements such as cells and biomolecules are sensitive to physical stimuli and have shortened lifetime in solution. This can result in the reduction of cell function proportionally to printing time.

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3D Printed test head for cleft palate treatment

A presentation by Gunpreet Oberoi, Postdoc at Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Gunpreet Oberoi, is a dental implantologist by education. Her research focuses on medical image segmentation, medical model design and development, and 3D microtissue construction in the field of dental regeneration and is active in research on cleft palate treatment.

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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”