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.Continue reading “From cells to 3D tissues: Creating complex 3D tissue models using CELLINKs technologies”
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.Continue reading “Creating centimeter-scale complex tissue geometries within seconds via Volumetric Bioprinting”
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.Continue reading “3D Printed test head for cleft palate treatment”
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)”
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”
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”
One hears the terms 3D printing and scaffolding thrown together often in the long list of ‘what new technology can do for us lately.’ But what is it really, and what are its implications? Continue reading “Researchers Find Iron-Manganese Alloy Material Viable for 3D Printing Scaffolding to Regenerate Tissue”
Just after announcing the successful 3D printing of kidney cells, bioprinting firm Organovo has decided to add 3D printed skin to its portfolio of printable organ tissues. The company has signed a Research Collaboration Agreement with L’Oreal USA Products, Inc to 3D print skin models using their NovoGen Bioprinting Platform. Continue reading “L’Oreal Teams with Organovo to 3D Print Skin Tissue”
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”
While it’s difficult for me to criticize something as complex and impressive as the human heart, it’s clear that to help manage cardiovascular disease, it could use some assistance. Since it can’t repair itself like some other body parts, trauma to the heart results in tissue death, which can eventually lead to heart failure. Continue reading “Engineering a Better Heart (INFOGRAPHIC)”