3d bioprinting

Singapore: 3D Bioprinting with Magnesium Alloys to Create Bone Scaffolds

Singapore: 3D Bioprinting with Magnesium Alloys to Create Bone Scaffolds

Strides in the medical field today via 3D printing have been staggering, and especially in bioprinting, with many different technologies and materials being created. Now, researchers in Singapore are exploring the use of alloys like magnesium in fabricating scaffolding, with their findings detailed in ‘Additive manufacturing of magnesium–zinc–zirconium (ZK) alloys via capillary-mediated binderless three-dimensional printing.’ […]

Strides in the medical field today via 3D printing have been staggering, and especially in bioprinting, with many different technologies and materials being created. Now, researchers in Singapore are exploring the use of alloys like magnesium in fabricating...
Latin America Just Got Its First Stratasys J750 3D Printer

Latin America Just Got Its First Stratasys J750 3D Printer

The 3D printing community in Argentina has recently pushed forth into new horizons with the acquisition of the first Stratasys J750 in Latin America.The state-of-the-art model arrived in December of last year at one of the top engineering universities in Argentina and will aid researchers in medicine and industry related endeavours. The machine is part […]

The 3D printing community in Argentina has recently pushed forth into new horizons with the acquisition of the first Stratasys J750 in Latin America.The state-of-the-art model arrived in December of last year at one of the top engineering universities in Argentina and...
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 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...
Aspect Biosystems and Maastricht University Begin Joint 3D Bioprinting Research Collaboration

Aspect Biosystems and Maastricht University Begin Joint 3D Bioprinting Research Collaboration

The Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (MERLN) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands works to be a leader in the biomedical engineering field by training an interdisciplinary generation of scientists and conducting innovative research. The institute is on a mission to maximize public outreach in the field through the development and commercialization of important research, and its […]

The Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (MERLN) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands works to be a leader in the biomedical engineering field by training an interdisciplinary generation of scientists and conducting innovative research. The...
Aether Partners with Two UK Universities to Democratize 3D Printed Nanotechnology

Aether Partners with Two UK Universities to Democratize 3D Printed Nanotechnology

Aether, manufacturer of the Aether 1 bioprinter, announced in 2016 that it would be collaborating with multiple universities on a massive, multifaceted research project utilizing the bioprinter. The project has spawned some fascinating research, encompassing everything from artificial muscles to advancements in 3D printed organs and more. Now Aether has announced that it is collaborating […]

Aether, manufacturer of the Aether 1 bioprinter, announced in 2016 that it would be collaborating with multiple universities on a massive, multifaceted research project utilizing the bioprinter. The project has spawned some fascinating research, encompassing...
nScrypt Delivers 1 Meter Factory in a Tool to the US Army

nScrypt Delivers 1 Meter Factory in a Tool to the US Army

Precision Micro-Dispensing and 3D printing manufacturer, nScrypt, based in Orlando, FL, whose bioprinter will travel to the International Space Station in 2019, has delivered a 3Dn-1000 multi-material Factory in a Tool (FiT) platform to the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal.  According to nScrypt’s CEO, Ken Church,  “our line of FiTs are fully integrated systems capable of […]

Precision Micro-Dispensing and 3D printing manufacturer, nScrypt, based in Orlando, FL, whose bioprinter will travel to the International Space Station in 2019, has delivered a 3Dn-1000 multi-material Factory in a Tool (FiT) platform to the US Army’s Redstone...
3D Printing Cell Cultures Using PulMA Hydrogels

3D Printing Cell Cultures Using PulMA Hydrogels

Biomimetic hydrogels offer several opportunities in medical applications, according to a group of researchers in a paper entitlted “Polysaccharide hydrogels for multiscale 3D printing of pullulal scaffolds.” But the generation of synthetic microenvironments that simulate the effects of natural tissue niches on cell growth and differentiation requires new methods to control hydrogel feature resolution, biofunctionalization and […]

Biomimetic hydrogels offer several opportunities in medical applications, according to a group of researchers in a paper entitlted “Polysaccharide hydrogels for multiscale 3D printing of pullulal scaffolds.” But the generation of synthetic...
Creating Vascular Structures Using Low Cost Desktop 3D Printers

Creating Vascular Structures Using Low Cost Desktop 3D Printers

In a thesis entitled “Engineering of vascular networks within biocompatible hydrogels using 3D printing technology,” a PhD student named Juan Liu discusses the need for new technologies in wound healing. While skin flaps and grafts are the “gold standard” in clinical treatment of large skin and subcutaneous tissue defects, there are many complications that can […]

In a thesis entitled “Engineering of vascular networks within biocompatible hydrogels using 3D printing technology,” a PhD student named Juan Liu discusses the need for new technologies in wound healing. While skin flaps and grafts are the “gold...
Penn State Researchers 3D Print Porous Tissues

Penn State Researchers 3D Print Porous Tissues

3D bioprinting still has a lot of issues that need to be worked out before we can see anything like a 3D printed organ transplant. One issue is figuring out how to grow blood vessels in printed or engineered tissue, but researchers at Penn State have found an alternative to that idea, creating tissues with micropores […]

3D bioprinting still has a lot of issues that need to be worked out before we can see anything like a 3D printed organ transplant. One issue is figuring out how to grow blood vessels in printed or engineered tissue, but researchers at Penn State have found an...
Marine-Based Hydrogels Used to Develop New Bioink for 3D Bioprinting

Marine-Based Hydrogels Used to Develop New Bioink for 3D Bioprinting

One of the challenges in the field of bioprinting is developing bioinks that are safe and effective. In a paper entitled “Marine Biomaterial-Based Bioinks for Generating 3D Printed Tissue Constructs,” a group of researchers discusses the development of a bioink using alginate and fish gelatin (f-gelatin). They created a marine-based interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) consisting […]

One of the challenges in the field of bioprinting is developing bioinks that are safe and effective. In a paper entitled “Marine Biomaterial-Based Bioinks for Generating 3D Printed Tissue Constructs,” a group of researchers discusses the development of a...
3D Printing Among Methods Advancing Heart on a Chip Technology

3D Printing Among Methods Advancing Heart on a Chip Technology

An organ on a chip is a tiny cell culture that mimics the structure and function of human tissue – a micro-organ, if you will, that allows scientists and medical professionals to test pharmaceuticals and other treatments. In a paper entitled “Heart on a chip: Micro-nanofabrication and microfluidics steering the future of cardiac tissue engineering,” […]

An organ on a chip is a tiny cell culture that mimics the structure and function of human tissue – a micro-organ, if you will, that allows scientists and medical professionals to test pharmaceuticals and other treatments. In a paper entitled “Heart on a...
3d.fab’s BioAssemblyBot Wants to 3D Print Skin onto People

3d.fab’s BioAssemblyBot Wants to 3D Print Skin onto People

3D bioprinting continues to diversify as more and more companies and research organizations join the field, each bringing their own take on the technology to the table. French collaborative platform 3d.fab has an intriguing approach towards bioprinting that involves a freeform robot capable of directly printing on a part of the body. In the video below, the […]

3D bioprinting continues to diversify as more and more companies and research organizations join the field, each bringing their own take on the technology to the table. French collaborative platform 3d.fab has an intriguing approach towards bioprinting that involves a...
UPenn Researchers Using Jammed Microgels as 3D Bioprinting Inks

UPenn Researchers Using Jammed Microgels as 3D Bioprinting Inks

A trio of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have published a paper, titled “Jammed Microgel Inks for 3D Printing Applications,” on their use of jammed microgels as inks for bioprinting, in order to address the various limitations of 3D bioprinting with hydrogels. Researchers and scientists use 3D bioprinting to organize materials and cells into 3D […]

A trio of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have published a paper, titled “Jammed Microgel Inks for 3D Printing Applications,” on their use of jammed microgels as inks for bioprinting, in order to address the various limitations of 3D...
CollPlant and United Therapeutics Corporation Enter into Licensing Agreement for 3D Bioprinted Lungs

CollPlant and United Therapeutics Corporation Enter into Licensing Agreement for 3D Bioprinted Lungs

This week, CollPlant and United Therapeutics Corporation announced that they have entered into a licensing, development, and commercialization agreement together for the purposes of 3D bioprinted lung transplants. This partnership will combine United Therapeutics’ organ manufacturing and regenerative medicine capabilities with CollPlant’s BioInk and proprietary recombinant human collagen (rhCollagen) technology. “We strongly believe that our proprietary and proven rhCollagen is the finest building […]

This week, CollPlant and United Therapeutics Corporation announced that they have entered into a licensing, development, and commercialization agreement together for the purposes of 3D bioprinted lung transplants. This partnership will combine...
Tunable Bioprinted Tissue Using SLA May Lead to 3D Printed Tissue Engineering Using This Method

Tunable Bioprinted Tissue Using SLA May Lead to 3D Printed Tissue Engineering Using This Method

Cardiovascular disease such as hypertension and others are frequently caused by hardened blood vessels, and finding a way to replace those vessels has been a challenge in the past. But researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object’s firmness, which could open up […]

Cardiovascular disease such as hypertension and others are frequently caused by hardened blood vessels, and finding a way to replace those vessels has been a challenge in the past. But researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a 3D printing...
Real Time Rheology System Used In 3D Printing and Bioprinting

Real Time Rheology System Used In 3D Printing and Bioprinting

In a paper entitled “A Real-time Rheological Measurement for Biopolymer 3D Printing Process,” a group of researchers develops a method of measuring the rheological properties of solutions for 3D bioprinting. Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, and the flow rate of 3D printing materials is extremely important to the final object, particularly […]

In a paper entitled “A Real-time Rheological Measurement for Biopolymer 3D Printing Process,” a group of researchers develops a method of measuring the rheological properties of solutions for 3D bioprinting. Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, and...
First Bioprinter to Go to the International Space Station is Destroyed in Accident, But There is a Backup

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 crashed due to a malfunction during liftoff. The bioprinter, called Organ.Aut, was to arrive at the ISS and be part of the first experiments in […]

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 crashed due to a malfunction during liftoff. The bioprinter, called Organ.Aut, was to...
The Future of Medicine and Dentistry in 3D Printing Featured at Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Strategies Conference in Boston in January

The Future of Medicine and Dentistry in 3D Printing Featured at Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Strategies Conference in Boston in January

This January the future of medicine and dentistry will be showcased and discussed in Boston. The Additive Manufacturing Strategies conference by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Publishing will produce a tailor-made specific event for those practitioners and enterprises in medical and dental. Surrounded by peers you could explore the possibilities and learn from the experts using 3D […]

This January the future of medicine and dentistry will be showcased and discussed in Boston. The Additive Manufacturing Strategies conference by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Publishing will produce a tailor-made specific event for those practitioners and enterprises in...
3D Printed Ligaments Could Change the Way Common Injuries are Treated

3D Printed Ligaments Could Change the Way Common Injuries are Treated

Ligament tears are becoming more common in sports. They’re painful and debilitating, and difficult to treat. The current standard is to replace the torn ligament with tendons, but that can cause additional problems down the line. “What can happen over time is that the tendon itself begins to kind of stretch and become a little […]

Ligament tears are becoming more common in sports. They’re painful and debilitating, and difficult to treat. The current standard is to replace the torn ligament with tendons, but that can cause additional problems down the line. “What can happen over time...
Allevi Introduces the New Triple-Extruder Bioprinter Allevi 3

Allevi Introduces the New Triple-Extruder Bioprinter Allevi 3

Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi was founded in 2014, then known as BioBots. Its goal is to make bioprinting easy – no small task, as bioprinting has always been a complex, advanced procedure. But Allevi’s desktop bioprinters are designed to be easy to use and versatile, while remaining powerful. Allevi has grown into a global company with […]

Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi was founded in 2014, then known as BioBots. Its goal is to make bioprinting easy – no small task, as bioprinting has always been a complex, advanced procedure. But Allevi’s desktop bioprinters are designed to...
3D Bioprinting: Comparing Lattice Scaffolds with Traditional Rectangular Sheets

3D Bioprinting: Comparing Lattice Scaffolds with Traditional Rectangular Sheets

Bioprinting is not a simple endeavor – if it were, we would likely be transplanting 3D printed organs by now. It’s a delicate process that requires a number of factors to be in place, including bioinks that are both printable and biocompatible, and proper scaffolds. In a paper entitled “A Comparative Study of a 3D […]

Bioprinting is not a simple endeavor – if it were, we would likely be transplanting 3D printed organs by now. It’s a delicate process that requires a number of factors to be in place, including bioinks that are both printable and biocompatible, and proper...
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