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Segway Inventor Hopes to Mass Produce Human Tissues and Organs

With more than 440 patents under his belt, American engineer and inventor Dean Kamen has been searching for technological solutions to medical and social welfare dilemmas since he was a…

Aspect Biosystems is Creating Opportunities in Biotech

In the coming decade, the 3D bioprinting community could witness some of the most important technology advancements we have ever seen. Researchers, laboratories, universities, companies and the young generations of…

Bioprinting with Frozen Cells: Multilayer Cryolithography for Better Cell Survival

UC Berkeley engineers may have finally found a realistic way to 3D print human organs. In their recently published paper, ‘A parallel multiple layer cryolithography device for the manufacture of…

From Human Cartilage to Rodent Thyroids: Russian Cosmonaut Is First to Bioprint in Space

Bioprinting in space has been a concept we’ve heard about recently, but as is often the case with 3D printing technology, there was only a very short build-up before it…

3D Bioprinting Makes Progress as Lab-Grown Bladder Helps Young Man to Lead a Normal Life

Luke Massella was born with spina bifida, a condition that left a gap in his spine. By the age of 10, he had undergone a dozen surgeries and, contrary to…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…