Revotek, a company based in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, released the world’s first 3D blood vessel bio-printer on Sunday.
With two nozzles working alternatively, the bio-printer can finish a 10-centimeter blood vessel within two minutes.
“The core of the printer is the BioBrick, in which there are stem cells. Given certain environment and conditions, it (the stem cell) can, according to our requirements, differentiate into the cells we need,” said Kang Yujian, chief scientist at Revotek.
The BioBrick refers to a stem cell producing system with biomimetic function. As for 3D blood vessel bio-printing, the major difference setting it apart from other 3D printings is that it has to keep the stem cells active during the process.
Source: news.cctvplus.tv; image: euronews.com