3D Printing Neurons with Graphene: Stretching the Possibilities at Northwestern University

Recently, 3D Printing Industry reported on Michigan Tech’s Tolou Shokuhfarexperimenting with graphene-based biomaterials to produce a “bioink” that can replace and re-stimulate growth in cartilage and nerve cells. Graphene has long been a material of interest for biomedical, engineering, … and electrical researchers due to its ultra-strong and lightweight structure, its ability to store energy, and its electrical conductivity.

Now, another team at Northwestern University has begun printing three-dimensional structures with graphene nanoflakes. The team, led by Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Ramille Shah, and her postdoctoral fellow, Adam Jakus, has developed a new kind of graphene ink that can be used to print large 3D structures. … (read more)

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