Bioprinting 101 – Part 14, DNA

Bioprinting 101 – Part 14, DNA

This is part 14 of our bioprinting series. Learn about DNA and how it is leveraged for bioprinting purposes.

DNA DNA is a molecule composed of two chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning, and reproduction of all known organisms. DNA and ribonucleic acid (RNA) are nucleic acids;...
3D Printing Industry Expert Interview: Alejandro Espinoza Orias

3D Printing Industry Expert Interview: Alejandro Espinoza Orias

Alejandro A. Espinoza Orias Alejandro A. Espinoza Orias, PhD, received a licentiate degree in mechanical engineering degree from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (La Paz, Bolivia) in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He later completed a postdoctoral fellowship in spine biomechanics at […]

Alejandro A. Espinoza Orias Alejandro A. Espinoza Orias, PhD, received a licentiate degree in mechanical engineering degree from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (La Paz, Bolivia) in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering...
Bioprinting 101 – Part 13, Imaging Technology

Bioprinting 101 – Part 13, Imaging Technology

Imaging Types We talked about the way phantoms are created within bioprinting in our previous article. In this article, we will focus more on imaging technology that makes all of this possible. The medical field has been using imaging technology for quite some time for diagnosis, prognosis, as well as general healthcare applications. The scope […]

Imaging Types We talked about the way phantoms are created within bioprinting in our previous article. In this article, we will focus more on imaging technology that makes all of this possible. The medical field has been using imaging technology for quite some time...
3D Printing Industry Experts Interview With Bill Fienup

3D Printing Industry Experts Interview With Bill Fienup

Bill Fienup This was a fun and in depth interview done with industry expert Bill Fienup. Bill Fienup, director and innovation services and co-founder of mHUB. He is a mechanical engineer, product developer and serial entrepreneur who has designed toys for Hasbro and researched fusion energy for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Bill holds both Bachelor’s […]

Bill Fienup This was a fun and in depth interview done with industry expert Bill Fienup. Bill Fienup, director and innovation services and co-founder of mHUB. He is a mechanical engineer, product developer and serial entrepreneur who has designed toys for Hasbro and...
Bioprinting 101 – Part 12, Phantoms

Bioprinting 101 – Part 12, Phantoms

3D Printed Breast Phantom Within the bioprinting area, a phantom refers to a model of the body or of a specific part thereof. Typically we are using replicas of an organ to model it, learn and to experiment with it outside of the body. One may think in terms of a heart. If a heart […]

3D Printed Breast Phantom Within the bioprinting area, a phantom refers to a model of the body or of a specific part thereof. Typically we are using replicas of an organ to model it, learn and to experiment with it outside of the body. One may think in terms of a...
Bioprinting 101 – Part 11, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Bioprinting 101 – Part 11, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Here is a brief introduction to regenerative medicine and 3d bioprinting. This is article 10 in our bioprinting series.

Microscopic view of Tissue I am glad to be running this series thus far. It seems that people are very interested with the subject matter, and I myself have learned even more as well. The series has discussed various technologies within bioprinting. We have also...
Bioprinting 101 – Part 10, Disease Modeling

Bioprinting 101 – Part 10, Disease Modeling

  Drosophila as a disease model Disease modeling is an important field to understand in terms of human health for the present and the future. A disease model is an animal or cells displaying all or some of the pathological processes that are observed in the actual human or animal disease. Studying disease models aids […]

  Drosophila as a disease model Disease modeling is an important field to understand in terms of human health for the present and the future. A disease model is an animal or cells displaying all or some of the pathological processes that are observed in the...
3D Printing Industry Expert Interview: Danny Jackson Levy

3D Printing Industry Expert Interview: Danny Jackson Levy

Danny Jackson Levy is a cross-functional design engineer, providing turnkey solutions using additive manufacturing hardware and design methodologies. He has special interests direct digital manufacturing technologies, medical and dental applications, Addictive Manufacturing, market analysis, open-source 3D Printing for R&D, and 3D/STEM education and curricula development. He works for Fisher Unitech as their 3D printing expert. […]

Danny Jackson Levy is a cross-functional design engineer, providing turnkey solutions using additive manufacturing hardware and design methodologies. He has special interests direct digital manufacturing technologies, medical and dental applications, Addictive...
3D Printing Industry Experts Interview: Mike Vasquez

3D Printing Industry Experts Interview: Mike Vasquez

3Degrees This is part of a series of interviews of people who are active within the additive manufacturing space in Chicago. Today we will be highlighting Dr. Mike Vasquez. Dr. Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting […]

3Degrees This is part of a series of interviews of people who are active within the additive manufacturing space in Chicago. Today we will be highlighting Dr. Mike Vasquez. Dr. Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D...
mHUB 2 Year Anniversary 3D Printing Chicago

mHUB 2 Year Anniversary 3D Printing Chicago

Here is a short summary on mHub, an epicenter for 3D printing in the Midwest and Chicago. It recently had its 2 year anniversary. What does this mean for mHub and the future of manufacturing within Chicago?

mHUB I had the pleasure of going to an event on March 14th, 2019. It was an event held by mHUB for their 2 year anniversary. For those of you who are unfamiliar with mHUB, I will do my best to give people an understanding of this organization and how it is integral to...
3DHeals Chicago Event

3DHeals Chicago Event

Check out this article for a brief summary on 3DHEALS and its event in Chicago. Learn about companies and organizations in Chicago that are contributing to the bioprinting sector as whole.

3DHEALS Chicago Event It is important for us to engage with the world around us to learn in new ways daily. There is no better classroom than the real world. 3DHEALS is an organization that is building a global platform for people to learn and collaborate on...
3D Printing the Automotive Industry: Series Intro

3D Printing the Automotive Industry: Series Intro

Chicago Auto Show 2019 This series is going to be about 3D printing in automobiles. Additive manufacturing and the automobile industry go hand in hand. In this series, we will outline what we should know about this industry as well as its connection to 3D printing. We will try to look into specific car companies […]

Chicago Auto Show 2019 This series is going to be about 3D printing in automobiles. Additive manufacturing and the automobile industry go hand in hand. In this series, we will outline what we should know about this industry as well as its connection to 3D printing. We...
Bioprinting 101 Part 9 – Decellularized Extracellular Matrices

Bioprinting 101 Part 9 – Decellularized Extracellular Matrices

This is a short article on a concept that is foreign to most. We are taking a look at an advanced bio-material that is readily found within the body.

  Decellularization Process Today we will be learning about one of the more complex sounding materials within bioprinting. Decellularized extracellular matrices are important within bioprinting processes. That term itself seems like a mouthful. Do not fret. We...
Bioprinting 101: Part 8, Gelatin

Bioprinting 101: Part 8, Gelatin

Collagen Based Scaffold Most biomaterials all are vastly different than each other in interesting ways. For those who have kept up with this series, it is safe to assume we still have a bunch of materials to analyze and understand. The field of biomaterials is vast and we need to understand all our options for […]

Collagen Based Scaffold Most biomaterials all are vastly different than each other in interesting ways. For those who have kept up with this series, it is safe to assume we still have a bunch of materials to analyze and understand. The field of biomaterials is vast...
DNA Biosensing with 3D Printing

DNA Biosensing with 3D Printing

Biosensor Structure 3D printing is useful in how it makes tools for us humans. Tools are the gateway to innovation within our world. 3D Printing helps different industries because of cost reductions and material waste. We are going to look into a specific industry application and how it is leveraging 3D printing technology. A biosensor […]

Biosensor Structure 3D printing is useful in how it makes tools for us humans. Tools are the gateway to innovation within our world. 3D Printing helps different industries because of cost reductions and material waste. We are going to look into a specific industry...
Bioprinting 101: Part 7 – Applications

Bioprinting 101: Part 7 – Applications

We have discussed a lot about materials within bioprinting as well as different printers that are used to work on bioprinting technology. We have not had an in-depth focus on current applications within bioprinting. We have briefly discussed a couple in articles, but will take a look at some interesting applications of bioprinting within the […]

We have discussed a lot about materials within bioprinting as well as different printers that are used to work on bioprinting technology. We have not had an in-depth focus on current applications within bioprinting. We have briefly discussed a couple in articles, but...
Bioprinting 101: Part 6 – Pluronics

Bioprinting 101: Part 6 – Pluronics

Pluronic F127 Gel We are going to discuss pluronics today. We have covered a couple different materials within our bioprinting series. We will today discuss in this article the different material properties of a pluronic, what the typical usage for a pluronic is outside of bioprinting, and why we use pluronics within the bioprinting industry. […]

Pluronic F127 Gel We are going to discuss pluronics today. We have covered a couple different materials within our bioprinting series. We will today discuss in this article the different material properties of a pluronic, what the typical usage for a pluronic is...
Bioprinting 101: Part 5 – Bioink

Bioprinting 101: Part 5 – Bioink

For those of you who do not know what bioinks are, read this short excerpt to understand what they are and how integral they are to the bioprinting industry.

Extrusion of Bioink Bioink refers to substances made of living cells that can be used for 3D printing of complex tissue models. Bioinks are materials that mimic an extracellular matrix environment to support the adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation of living...
Bioprinting 101: Part 4 – Alginate

Bioprinting 101: Part 4 – Alginate

This is a short informational post on alginate as a biomaterial used for bioprinting.

  Alginate is derived from brown algae Alginate is a polysaccharide distributed widely in cell walls of brown algae. When it bonds with water it typically forms a viscous gum. Alginate absorbs water quickly, which makes it useful as an additive. Alginate can be...
Bioprinting 101: Part 3 Industrial Printers

Bioprinting 101: Part 3 Industrial Printers

Today we will look into bioprinters that are well known. One must understand biochemistry, and other important aspects within biology to fully do well with bioprinting. The development of bioprinting technology will take patience and time. The climb will be steep but in the future, and it may very well have huge impacts on the […]

Today we will look into bioprinters that are well known. One must understand biochemistry, and other important aspects within biology to fully do well with bioprinting. The development of bioprinting technology will take patience and time. The climb will be steep but...
Bioprinting 101: Part 2 Hydrogels

Bioprinting 101: Part 2 Hydrogels

Simple Hydrogel A hydrogel is a macromolecular polymer gel constructed of a network of crosslinked polymer chains. Hydrogels are synthesized from hydrophilic monomers by either chain or step growth, along with a functional crosslinker to promote network formation. A net-like structure along with void imperfections enhance the hydrogel’s ability to absorb large amounts of water […]

Simple Hydrogel A hydrogel is a macromolecular polymer gel constructed of a network of crosslinked polymer chains. Hydrogels are synthesized from hydrophilic monomers by either chain or step growth, along with a functional crosslinker to promote network formation. A...
Bio-printing 101: How to Bioprint at Home

Bio-printing 101: How to Bioprint at Home

Bioprinted Hydrogels Bioprinting is an exciting area to follow as it invigorates the ideas of Frankenstein and a bunch of other sci-fi scenarios that make us slightly paranoid. So how does someone create their own monster within their garage? Well, that is pretty far fetched at the moment, but there are ways to get involved […]

Bioprinted Hydrogels Bioprinting is an exciting area to follow as it invigorates the ideas of Frankenstein and a bunch of other sci-fi scenarios that make us slightly paranoid. So how does someone create their own monster within their garage? Well, that is pretty far...
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