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Aalto University Develops a Novel Bioink for Cardiac Tissue Applications

Finland is one of Europe’s most forested nations. Over 70 percent of the country’s boreal forest is covered with spruce, pine, downy birch, and silver birch. But beyond the splendor…

China: Bioprinting Polycaprolactone/Silk Fibroin Scaffolds to Improve Meniscus Regeneration

Researchers from China are hoping to improve medical outcomes for patients dealing with knee joint issues. Their recent study, ‘Biomechanically, structurally and functionally meticulously tailored polycaprolactone/silk fibroin scaffold for meniscus…

Tissue Engineering for Bone Regeneration: 3D Printing of Piezoelectric Barium Titanate-Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds

German researchers continue in the quest to improve processes in bioprinting and bone regeneration, sharing their recent study in ‘3D Printing of Piezoelectric Barium Titanate-Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds with Interconnected Porosity for…

Germany: Innovative 3D Printed Scaffold Design for Osteoconductive Bone Tissue Engineering

German researchers take on further challenges and complexities in tissue engineering, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘3D-Printing of Hierarchically Designed and Osteoconductive Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds.’ Bioprinting and…

3D Printing & Electrospinning Multi-Layer PCL-PGS Scaffolds with Bioactive Glasses

Sometimes, when researching tissue engineering, scientists must combine different fabrication methods and materials to build scaffolds that meet multiple requirements at once – mimic native tissue’s mechanical response, have biocompatibility,…

Slovakia: Experimenting with 3D Printed PLA Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration

Researchers from Slovakia are delving further into the uses of PLA in bioprinting, releasing their findings in the recently published, ‘3D printed Polylactid Acid based porous scaffold for bone tissue…

Bangladesh: Brac University Student Centers Thesis Around 3D, 4D & Even 5D Printing in Medicine

Fatema Tuz Zohra Moonmoon has submitted a thesis, ‘Possibilities of 3D & 4D printing technologies for personalized medicine’ to Brac University, exploring the ways digital fabrication may continue to impact…

Tissue Engineering in Turkey: Focus Turns to Melt Electrospinning & Hybrid Manufacturing

Turkish researchers from Sabanci University are taking tissue engineering a step further with new techniques for creating scaffolds, outlining their work in the recently published ‘Biomimicry in Bio-Manufacturing: Developments in…

Beijing University of Chemical Technology: 3D Printed HA/PCL Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

3D printed bone scaffolds used for tissue engineering purposes need to have a good amount of mechanical strength, since the scaffold needs to be able to provide support for the…

The Bioprinting Revolution: Accessible 3D Printing to Transform Cell Culture

In ‘The revolution will be open-source: how 3D bioprinting can change 3D cell culture,’ authors Robert D. Bruno, John Reid, and Patrick C. Sachs explore the revolutionary aspect of 3D…

Bioprinting Hot Dogs with Hierarchical Structures

Researchers around the world continually surprise us with innovation, but rarely do they reach into the roots of popular culture—and the food that accompanies it—applying it to the world of…

3D Printed Scaffolds Evaluated for Mandibular Reconstruction

In ‘Digital Design, Analysis and 3D Printing of Prosthesis Scaffolds for Mandibular Reconstruction,’ we learn more about strides in the medical field regarding mandibular surgeries, reconstruction, the potential for current…

Bioprinting for Bone Regeneration with Nanofiber Coated Tubular Scaffolds

Researchers from both Mexico and Costa Rica have joined efforts to further research into bone regeneration via bioprinting, allowing doctors and surgeons to create patient-specific scaffolds for improved treatment. 3D…

McGill University Researchers: Can We Use PLA for Desktop Bioprinting?

Bioprinting has proven to be useful for bone regeneration, as researchers learn to create more stable structures that mimic human tissue. In ‘Three-Dimensional Printed Polylactic Acid Scaffolds Promote Bonelike Matrix…

China: Complex GelMA-based Scaffolds Improved with the Addition of Nanoclay

Chinese scientists are delving further into successful bioprinting in ‘3D printing of complex GelMA-based scaffolds with nanoclay,’ exploring why photo-crosslinkable gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) has become so enticing for researchers attempting…

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printed Mandibular Grafts for Effectiveness as Implants

Researchers outline findings from their recent study in ‘Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization.’ Their main point is that…

Mexico: Researchers Test 3D Printed Alginate/Gelatin Hydrogels

Alginate, often used in research as it can be molded into stable structures, now plays a part in a study performed by scientists in Mexico, creating porous networks with hydrogels…

UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D…

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Calcium Silicate Bone Scaffold

We often hear about 3D printed scaffolds, which provide structure to printed cells while they grow and develop, being used in the medical field, as they can help with tissue regrowth, have an effect…

Breakthrough 3D Printed Neural Scaffold Could Help Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries Regain Some Functions

Right now, 285,000 people in the US suffer from spinal cord injuries, with roughly 17,000 new injuries each year. 3D printed spinal implants have been shown to help patients recover more…

Making Better 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds at Low Temperatures with Robocasting Technique

Scaffolds are an important part of bioprinting, as they provide necessary structure to printed cells while they grow and develop. 3D printed bone scaffolds can help with tissue regrowth, as…

Realistic 3D Printed Small Intestine Model and Bioreactor Helps Understand the Gut

We’ve seen 3D printed stomach models, as well as tongues and livers, and even a 3D printed pancreas, but as far as I can tell, the technology has not been…

Bioprinting & Tissue Regeneration in Focus: Center for Engineering Complex Tissues Opens This Weekend Thanks to NIH Grant

Even the most cutting-edge research needs an economic boost to keep going, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) often provides this boost in the form of grants. The NIH…

Spinal Orthopedics: PhD Student at Stevens Institute of Technology Creates 3D Printed Scaffolds at 8 Cents Each

There are so many things we can 3D print today, from entire homes and cars to integral parts being created today in nearly every industry, from aerospace to apparel. The…