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 Organ Evolution Continues with BioAssemblyBot

Whenever there is a hurdle on 3D bioprinting, it only takes a few months to overcome it and, although fully functional and complex 3D printed organs may realistically be as far away as two or more decades, technological evolution is moving so fast that even that paradigm may be questioned. And the new BioAssemblyBot (BAB) launched by Kentucky-based Advanced Solutions intends to do just that, by 3D printing a functioning human heart. Continue reading “3D Printed Organ Evolution Continues with BioAssemblyBot”

Utrecht Set Become a Global Center For 3D Bioprinting

We have not yet even come close to fully mastering the possibilities offered by additive manufacturing of plastic and metal components that we are already dreaming of 3D printing entire complex organs. That could change, partly due to Dr. Jos Malda and the new state-of-the-art 3D Bioprinting facility he is constructing at Utrecht University and Research Hospital. Continue reading “Utrecht Set Become a Global Center For 3D Bioprinting”