The future of bioprinting: A new frontier in regenerative healthcare

While home and office printers don’t seem to have improved in quality since the mid-90s, the world of 3D printing is alive with innovation and potential. The technology has entered the world of medicine through 3D printed devices like prosthetics and surgical instruments, and researchers are now testing out bio-ink as a way of printing vital organs, bones and cartilage…

A team from Swansea University in the UK has developed a bioprinting process which can create an artificial bone matrix, using durable, regenerative biomaterial…

3D printed artificial corneas have been developed by a group of researchers in South Korea. The prototype corneas have been printed from biocompatible decellularized corneal stroma and stem cells…

A group of scientists at the American Friends of Tel Aviv University have 3D printed a fully-vascularised heart using fat tissue cells from a donor.

The fat cells were partially cultured and reprogrammed into heart cells. The entire heart structure is present with all cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers. The structure was based on medical images of the donor patient’s own heart…

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