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Researchers Create hChaMP, a Beating Bioprinted Heart Pump

Through the creation of a new bioink, researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) were able to bioprint a functioning centimeter-scale heart pump with real human cells. The custom, extracellular…

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Rice Researchers 3D Print with Lasers and Sugar to Build Complex Vascular Networks

A team of researchers from Rice University has uncovered a promising strategy to generate vascular networks, one of the most daunting structures in the human body. Using powdered sugar and…

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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…

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…

China: Researchers Improve on 3D Printing PCL Scaffolds with Extrusion-Based Cryogenics

Chinese researchers investigate the benefits of using biodegradable polymers for scaffolds, outlined in ‘Fabrication and characterization of porous polycaprolactone scaffold via extrusion-based cryogenic 3D printing for tissue engineering.’ Explaining that…

European Bioprinting Company regenHU is Paving the Way in Therapeutical Bioprinting

Nestled in the Fribourg countryside, amid medieval towns, deep mountain lakes, and Swiss-alpine traditions, bioprinting company regenHU (which stands for regeneration human) is developing some of the most advanced 3D…

Portuguese Researchers Review Potential of 4D Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine

3D printing has been progressing rapid-speed over the past few years, with numerous forays to the next level into 4D printing, whether in serious world-changing endeavors or those that are…

Creator of 3D Printed Sea Slug Robots Works to Organize Nascent Organismal Engineering Field

When is the last time you thought about the many amazing capabilities of the California sea slug? I’m going to guess it’s been quite a while. The squishy creature is…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University…

Doctors Publish Research on Top Five Areas in Which 3D Printing Technology Has the Most Potential to Change the Medical Field

It’s no secret that 3D printing is changing the face of the medical field. The technology has many applications when it comes to healthcare, from custom medicines and prosthetics to…

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…

National University of Singapore Develops New Method of 3D Bioprinting Using Gold Nanorods

A group of researchers at the National University of Singapore has developed a novel method of bioprinting that overcomes some of the limitations of already-existing methods, as well as avoiding damage…

GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D printing technology to build tissue lattices,…

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…

CELLINK Introduces the BIO X, a Flexible, User-Friendly Bioprinter with Everything a Tissue Engineer Could Want

The field of 3D bioprinting is expanding fast, and as more and more companies and institutions emerge in the field, it can be hard to keep track of who is…

3D Printed Bio-Tissues: Navigating Patent Protection

Navigating what is patentable in 3D printed bio-tissues is complicated.  Generally, laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas are patent ineligible.  Thus a new mineral discovered in the earth…

American Process Inc. Partners With Swansea University to Develop 3D Printed Tissue Using Nanocellulose

Of all the amazing things that 3D printing has done, facial reconstruction is one of the most incredible. It wasn’t long ago that someone suffering from severe facial damage or…

3D Printed Stent May Soon Give Hope to Esophageal Cancer Patients

Pretty much everyone I know, myself included, has lost someone to cancer, many of them far too young. Finding a cure for cancer is the lofty, ultimate goal for medical researchers, and…

Method of 3D Printing Microfiber Scaffolds to Impact Breast Reconstruction & Heart Tissue Engineering

There’s good news in the arena of medical applications for 3D printing technology and cartilage reconstruction. Researchers from Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, and the UK collaborated at Germany’s Technische Universität…

Putting Together the Pieces: Tissue Engineering Research & 3D Printing Possibilities

Not to be confused with the types of activities engaged in by scientists working for the Kleenex® company, people who are tissue engineers closely study the cells, scaffolding, and processes…

Doctors Create A 3D Printed Trachea on a MakerBot

Doctors at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York, say 3D printing can be used to create a biodegradable tracheal segment…