3D bioprinting in space

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Bioprinting in Microgravity: Where Do We Stand?

A crucial part of translating biomedical research and technology into space health means space crew will have to create their own functional cells, tissues, and even organs. Although the realization…

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Bioprinting on the ISS: Russian Cosmonaut 3D Prints Cartilage in Space

You may wonder what the point is of 3D printing in space; after all, isn’t that something we can do on terra firma—and spend other, more valuable time performing experiments…

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A Guide to Bioprinting: Understanding a Booming Industry

The success of bioprinting could become the key enabler that personalized medicine, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine need to become a part of medical arsenals. Breakthroughs in bioprinting will enable…

Indianapolis VA Medical Center and NASA To Explore 3D Bioprinting for Healthcare

Exposure to space radiation, gravity fields, contaminated atmospheres, are all part of the hostile environment astronauts encounter beyond Earth’s orbit. As they transition from one gravity field to another, the…

Cosmonauts Will Bioprint Bone Tissue for Mice in Space

Moscow-based bioprinting company 3D Bioprinting Solutions has engaged in a series of unique experiments in orbit thanks to a space bioprinter of their own design, the Organ.Aut. It was the…

Techshot’s Bioprinter Successfully Fabricates Human Menisci in Space

Current Bioprinting in space could become a pathway that guides future decisions for biofabrication on Earth as well as in orbit. Astronauts have already used two bioprinters on the International…

Techshot’s New Projects Will be on the Next SpaceX Mission Launch

2020 is already promising to be a fantastic year for space exploration. The next generation of Artemis explorers can begin applying for the program that will be journeying to the…

Improvements to the BioFabrication Facility on the ISS Thanks to Lithoz

Scientific discoveries and research missions beyond Earth’s surface are quickly moving forward. Advancements in the fields of research, space medicine, life, and physical sciences, are taking advantage of the effects…

The Future of Bioprinting Research Has a New Road Map

Improving efficiency, optimizing technology, increasing awareness, even reducing costs and time, these are all traits that result from strategic road maps, and in the case of bioprinting, where the outcomes…

3D Bioprinting Solutions: The First Bioprinting Company in Russia

3Д Биопринтинг Солюшенс, also known as 3D Bioprinting Solutions, is the only company developing bioprinting technology and bioinks for commercial use in Russia. Back in the summer of 2014, they…

The NASA BioFabrication Facility Launches Today: Will Use Microgravity to Grow Heart Tissue in Space

“We choose to go to the Moon!” We have heard that quite a lot over the last few weeks, along with celebrations in the United States and press coverage all…

3DPOD Episode 10: 3D Printing in Space

Space exploration and the new commercial space race is a very exciting area for 3D printing. In this episode of the 3DPod Max and myself discuss the opportunities for 3D…

Biodiscoveries: Allevi is Pushing the Power of Cells at the Heart of Bioprinting

Although it might take years before 3D bioprinting takes center stage in medicine everywhere, the companies behind the technology are certainly giving it the momentum it needs, partnering with university…

Tethers Unlimited Recycler and 3D Printer Refabricator Operational on Board the ISS

Space manufacturing start-up Tethers Unlimited has had a tumultuous time of late. The firm which aims to develop in space manufacturing technologies and has successfully seen its Refabricator put in use…

First Bioprinter to Go to the International Space Station is Destroyed in Accident, But There is a Backup

A mishap has resulted in the first bioprinter to be sent to the International Space Station not quite making it to its destination. Last Thursday, the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10…