3d printed organs

3D Printed Placenta on a Chip Gives Clues to how Conditions Pass from Mother to Child

3D Printed Placenta on a Chip Gives Clues to how Conditions Pass from Mother to Child

One of the least-understood organs in the human body is the placenta. It forms only in the presence of a fetus, and the body expels it after the baby is born, so its formation and function has been very difficult to study. Learning more about it, however, is vital to understanding dangerous conditions that can […]

One of the least-understood organs in the human body is the placenta. It forms only in the presence of a fetus, and the body expels it after the baby is born, so its formation and function has been very difficult to study. Learning more about it, however, is vital to...
Allevi and Made In Space Partner Up for New Initiative: 3D Bioprinting in Outer Space

Allevi and Made In Space Partner Up for New Initiative: 3D Bioprinting in Outer Space

3D bioprinting company Allevi, formerly known as BioBots, is on a mission to make it easier for scientists and researchers to design and engineer 3D tissues. The company, which was founded four years ago, develops 3D bioprinters, software, and bioinks for the purposes of solving the most difficult biomedical problems that plague our world, such as disease and […]

3D bioprinting company Allevi, formerly known as BioBots, is on a mission to make it easier for scientists and researchers to design and engineer 3D tissues. The company, which was founded four years ago, develops 3D bioprinters, software, and bioinks for the purposes...
3D Bioprinting: What Can it Do Right Now?

3D Bioprinting: What Can it Do Right Now?

3D bioprinting is a hot term right now, but many people aren’t sure exactly what it’s all about. Bring up bioprinting to someone who is only marginally familiar with it, and their response is likely to be, “Oh, that’s where they’re trying to print organs and stuff, right?” Well…yes, that is one of the ultimate […]

3D bioprinting is a hot term right now, but many people aren’t sure exactly what it’s all about. Bring up bioprinting to someone who is only marginally familiar with it, and their response is likely to be, “Oh, that’s where they’re trying...
Indiana University and Lung Biotechnology Partner to Advance 3D Printing of Organs

Indiana University and Lung Biotechnology Partner to Advance 3D Printing of Organs

One of the reasons why I really enjoy writing about 3D printing is because it is a fabulous mix of the fun and the important. The stories we cover can be anything from the enjoyable experience of standing before a giant 3D printed skeleton to the very serious nature of fabricating necessary objects on a […]

One of the reasons why I really enjoy writing about 3D printing is because it is a fabulous mix of the fun and the important. The stories we cover can be anything from the enjoyable experience of standing before a giant 3D printed skeleton to the very serious nature...
BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Heart Tissue Ahead of Schedule

BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Heart Tissue Ahead of Schedule

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, refers to a variety of different problems that affect that heart, many of which are connected to atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries making it difficult for the heart to pump blood as needed. […]

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, refers to a variety of different problems that affect that heart, many of which are connected to atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of...
Update: Humanetics Turns to 3D Printing for Elderly Crash Test Dummies

Update: Humanetics Turns to 3D Printing for Elderly Crash Test Dummies

Crash test dummies were first introduced in 1949, and they’ve come a long way since then. Manufacturer of crash test dummies Humanetics realized that car accidents affect people differently based on their age, size, and weight, and has created dummies that represent adult and child, male and female. Humanetics has also been developing a crash […]

Crash test dummies were first introduced in 1949, and they’ve come a long way since then. Manufacturer of crash test dummies Humanetics realized that car accidents affect people differently based on their age, size, and weight, and has created dummies that...
Aether Announces New AI 3D Medical Imaging Software, Partnership with Harvard Medical School to Advance Organ 3D Printing

Aether Announces New AI 3D Medical Imaging Software, Partnership with Harvard Medical School to Advance Organ 3D Printing

In 2016, San Francisco technology startup Aether introduced its extraordinary Aether 1 3D bioprinter, which was touted as being able to do just about everything but make you a sandwich. Beta units of the 3D printer and its upgraded version were later involved in a massive research collaboration, and since the release of the Aether 1, […]

In 2016, San Francisco technology startup Aether introduced its extraordinary Aether 1 3D bioprinter, which was touted as being able to do just about everything but make you a sandwich. Beta units of the 3D printer and its upgraded version were later involved in a...
3D Printed Hearts, Both Real and Imagined, On Display in New Exhibit

3D Printed Hearts, Both Real and Imagined, On Display in New Exhibit

If you ask a child to draw a heart, he or she will likely give you a simple drawing of two arches meeting at a point. In fact, that’s what you’ll probably get if you ask most adults to draw a heart, too. But that simple line drawing, the universal symbol for love, looks nothing […]

If you ask a child to draw a heart, he or she will likely give you a simple drawing of two arches meeting at a point. In fact, that’s what you’ll probably get if you ask most adults to draw a heart, too. But that simple line drawing, the universal symbol...
BIOLIFE4D Hopes to Raise $50M to Develop 3D Printed Transplantable Hearts

BIOLIFE4D Hopes to Raise $50M to Develop 3D Printed Transplantable Hearts

In 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa, a surgeon named Dr. Christiaan Barnard successfully transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old woman who had died in a car accident into the body of a 55-year-old grocer who was dying of heart disease. While the surgery was a success, the recipient died 18 days later. Others who […]

In 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa, a surgeon named Dr. Christiaan Barnard successfully transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old woman who had died in a car accident into the body of a 55-year-old grocer who was dying of heart disease. While the surgery was a success,...
Cellink Turns to 3D Printing Tumors to Combat Cancer

Cellink Turns to 3D Printing Tumors to Combat Cancer

It may seem counterintuitive, but the Swedish biotech company Cellink is actually fabricating tumors in an effort to combat cancer. The company, which exploded on the scene in 2016, has risen to fame as a result of their biological ink, designed to be used by a variety of 3D printers to create different types of […]

It may seem counterintuitive, but the Swedish biotech company Cellink is actually fabricating tumors in an effort to combat cancer. The company, which exploded on the scene in 2016, has risen to fame as a result of their biological ink, designed to be used by a...
Prellis Biologics Sets Out to Eliminate the Donor Waiting List with 3D Printed Organs

Prellis Biologics Sets Out to Eliminate the Donor Waiting List with 3D Printed Organs

There’s still some doubt among many people as to whether 3D printed, functioning, transplantable human organs will ever become a reality, but according to others, that day is right around the corner. There’s more than one startup promising that it will be the one to deliver 3D printed organs: BIOLIFE4D is currently seeking funding to […]

There’s still some doubt among many people as to whether 3D printed, functioning, transplantable human organs will ever become a reality, but according to others, that day is right around the corner. There’s more than one startup promising that it will be...
BIOLIFE4D Seeks Investment Funding for 3D Printed Hearts

BIOLIFE4D Seeks Investment Funding for 3D Printed Hearts

When it comes to 3D bioprinting, progress comes in increments. Most organizations that have been bioprinting human tissue have done so thus far for research and drug testing purposes, with the goal of eventually creating tissue or even entire organs that can be transplanted into human patients. Startup BIOLIFE4D, however, isn’t beating around the bush […]

When it comes to 3D bioprinting, progress comes in increments. Most organizations that have been bioprinting human tissue have done so thus far for research and drug testing purposes, with the goal of eventually creating tissue or even entire organs that can be...
10 Highlights of the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter’s Long Career

10 Highlights of the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter’s Long Career

Last week, we took a look at what has become one of the most commonly used 3D bioprinters in the industry. The 3D-Bioplotter from EnvisionTEC has now been used in more than 200 peer-reviewed research studies. That’s an impressive accomplishment, and it’s definitely worth taking a look at the important work that has been done using […]

Last week, we took a look at what has become one of the most commonly used 3D bioprinters in the industry. The 3D-Bioplotter from EnvisionTEC has now been used in more than 200 peer-reviewed research studies. That’s an impressive accomplishment, and it’s...
Why Drug Testing May Be the Most Important Application of 3D Bioprinting

Why Drug Testing May Be the Most Important Application of 3D Bioprinting

3D bioprinting is, needless to say, great cause for excitement. Usually, most people’s minds go immediately to one idea: the idea that in the future, we may be able to 3D print working human organs that can actually be transplanted into patients, saving their lives without requiring a donated organ from another person. It’s understandable […]

3D bioprinting is, needless to say, great cause for excitement. Usually, most people’s minds go immediately to one idea: the idea that in the future, we may be able to 3D print working human organs that can actually be transplanted into patients, saving their...
Peer-Reviewed Bioprinting: EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter Series Now Featured in Over 200 Research Papers

Peer-Reviewed Bioprinting: EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter Series Now Featured in Over 200 Research Papers

EnvisionTEC is often mentioned in the same sentence as jewelry and dental 3D printing, and that’s fair, as the company does supply a good selection of 3D printers and materials for those applications. EnvisionTEC is a lot more than that, though – in fact, it has at least one 3D printer specifically designed for almost […]

EnvisionTEC is often mentioned in the same sentence as jewelry and dental 3D printing, and that’s fair, as the company does supply a good selection of 3D printers and materials for those applications. EnvisionTEC is a lot more than that, though – in fact,...
3D Printing a Thyroid: 3D Bioprinting Solutions Research May Enable Future Organ Bioprinting

3D Printing a Thyroid: 3D Bioprinting Solutions Research May Enable Future Organ Bioprinting

The thyroid is a tiny organ, but it can cause some big problems if it malfunctions – and there are quite a few ways in which it can malfunction. It’s also especially problematic because while other organ problems can be corrected through transplantation, thyroid transplants aren’t done – the risks of rejection and problems caused […]

The thyroid is a tiny organ, but it can cause some big problems if it malfunctions – and there are quite a few ways in which it can malfunction. It’s also especially problematic because while other organ problems can be corrected through transplantation,...
Rice University & Baylor College of Medicine Researchers 3D Print Functional Capillaries

Rice University & Baylor College of Medicine Researchers 3D Print Functional Capillaries

A recent paper shows that researchers are making fascinating progress in creating tissue with capillaries that have been 3D printed. While bioprinting is certainly one of the hottest areas of innovation in the scientific arena today–made possible by the concepts behind 3D printing technology–this new study and its findings show that with the initiation of […]

A recent paper shows that researchers are making fascinating progress in creating tissue with capillaries that have been 3D printed. While bioprinting is certainly one of the hottest areas of innovation in the scientific arena today–made possible by the concepts...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP Technology will be attending the Rapid.Tech 2017 trade show later this month, and 3Dexter will collaborate with Sightline […]

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP...
Top Ten Ways 3D Printing Will Kill You and Your Loved Ones

Top Ten Ways 3D Printing Will Kill You and Your Loved Ones

Many people somehow see 3D printing as some benign force. The technophile’s latest solution to the world’s ills is a small box that spits out plastic. It too, as the flying cars and jetpacks, will come to save us from ourselves. What many people do not know is that 3D printing is the portent of […]

Many people somehow see 3D printing as some benign force. The technophile’s latest solution to the world’s ills is a small box that spits out plastic. It too, as the flying cars and jetpacks, will come to save us from ourselves. What many people do not...
Mouse Implanted with 3D Printed Ovary Gives Birth to Healthy Babies

Mouse Implanted with 3D Printed Ovary Gives Birth to Healthy Babies

Infertility can be a heartbreaking condition for people who desperately want children, but there’s hope. A team of researchers from Northwestern University‘s Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering today published a study documenting their research into 3D printed prosthetic ovaries. The team was led by Teresa Woodruff, reproductive scientist and director of […]

Infertility can be a heartbreaking condition for people who desperately want children, but there’s hope. A team of researchers from Northwestern University‘s Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering today published a study...
Organovo Releases Fiscal Report for Q3 2017; Offers Projections for the Year

Organovo Releases Fiscal Report for Q3 2017; Offers Projections for the Year

As Organovo leads in the realm of 3D printed human tissue, it’s no surprise to see that revenues are up once again—and substantially so. Reporting fiscal results for Q3 2017 and updating their outlook for the year, Organovo does, however, show a net loss of $9.6 million, or $0.09 per share—down from $10.5 million, or […]

As Organovo leads in the realm of 3D printed human tissue, it’s no surprise to see that revenues are up once again—and substantially so. Reporting fiscal results for Q3 2017 and updating their outlook for the year, Organovo does, however, show a net loss of $9.6...
The UAE is Changing Surgery by Embracing High Tech Like 3D Printing and Robotics

The UAE is Changing Surgery by Embracing High Tech Like 3D Printing and Robotics

The United Arab Emirates has made no secret of its fascination with the possibilities presented through advanced technologies. The support provided by the government for exploration and innovation has regularly made headlines. And they aren’t just spending their money at home, they are spreading it around wherever they believe the benefits may be worth investing […]

The United Arab Emirates has made no secret of its fascination with the possibilities presented through advanced technologies. The support provided by the government for exploration and innovation has regularly made headlines. And they aren’t just spending their...
The Ottawa Hospital is the First in Canada to Open an Integrated 3D Printing Program

The Ottawa Hospital is the First in Canada to Open an Integrated 3D Printing Program

3D printing in the medical field can be found all over the world, from Dubai to Africa and from Ireland to the United States, and now to Canada as well. The Ottawa Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to institute an integrated 3D printing program, used for education, surgical planning, and research. The centerpiece of the […]

3D printing in the medical field can be found all over the world, from Dubai to Africa and from Ireland to the United States, and now to Canada as well. The Ottawa Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to institute an integrated 3D printing program, used for...
Driverless Cars Will Mean Fewer Deaths in Auto Accidents; Can 3D Printed Organs Fill the Resulting Organ Donor Shortage?

Driverless Cars Will Mean Fewer Deaths in Auto Accidents; Can 3D Printed Organs Fill the Resulting Organ Donor Shortage?

Self-driving cars have been talked about for a long time, and they’re finally starting to become a reality. There’s a lot to be excited about as we get closer to a future in which autonomous cars shuttle us around. The biggest and most obvious advantage is that when you take fallible, often tired, sometimes inebriated […]

Self-driving cars have been talked about for a long time, and they’re finally starting to become a reality. There’s a lot to be excited about as we get closer to a future in which autonomous cars shuttle us around. The biggest and most obvious advantage is...
Biotechnology Company Sichuan Revotek Successfully Implants Live 3D Printed Blood Vessels in Rhesus Monkeys

Biotechnology Company Sichuan Revotek Successfully Implants Live 3D Printed Blood Vessels in Rhesus Monkeys

A little over a year ago, we told you about innovative Chinese biotechnological company Sichuan Revotek Co., Ltd, the first producer in the world of 3D printed blood vessels. They actually came up with a whole package in 2015, including a 3D bioprinter, a cloud computing platform, and stem cell bio-ink technology called Biosynsphere, which […]

A little over a year ago, we told you about innovative Chinese biotechnological company Sichuan Revotek Co., Ltd, the first producer in the world of 3D printed blood vessels. They actually came up with a whole package in 2015, including a 3D bioprinter, a cloud...
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