3d printed tissue

Novel 3D Bioprinting Technique Offers Hope for Degenerative Diseases

Novel 3D Bioprinting Technique Offers Hope for Degenerative Diseases

So many conditions can affect people as they age, and when we think of degenerative diseases, we often think of bone-related conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis, or neurological disorders like Parkinson’s. But degenerative conditions of the muscles and tendons are just as debilitating. As the aging population grows, treatments for these types of diseases are […]

So many conditions can affect people as they age, and when we think of degenerative diseases, we often think of bone-related conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis, or neurological disorders like Parkinson’s. But degenerative conditions of the muscles and...
Aspect Biosystems Receives $1 Million Investment to Help Commercialize Its Lab-on-a-Printer 3D Bioprinting Platform

Aspect Biosystems Receives $1 Million Investment to Help Commercialize Its Lab-on-a-Printer 3D Bioprinting Platform

This week, Genome British Columbia (BC), which leads genomics innovation on the West Coast of Canada, announced that it has invested $1 million in funding to Aspect Biosystems, a leading Canadian biotechnology company, through its Industry Innovation (I²) funding program. The I² Fund gives commercialization support to innovative companies developing life science technologies that address biological challenges […]

This week, Genome British Columbia (BC), which leads genomics innovation on the West Coast of Canada, announced that it has invested $1 million in funding to Aspect Biosystems, a leading Canadian biotechnology company, through its Industry Innovation (I²) funding...
Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research coming out of UBC Okanagan, and a lot of the work has centered around the biomedical field. […]

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research...
Penn State Uses 3D Near-Field Electrospinning Method to Create Scaffolds for Living Tissue

Penn State Uses 3D Near-Field Electrospinning Method to Create Scaffolds for Living Tissue

As of right now, almost every complex transplant tissue, whether it’s a tendon or a kidney or a heart, comes from donors who are living or dead. A research team of engineers from Penn State University are working to develop a reliable, inexpensive method for growing replacement tissues, and they think they’ve found a way […]

As of right now, almost every complex transplant tissue, whether it’s a tendon or a kidney or a heart, comes from donors who are living or dead. A research team of engineers from Penn State University are working to develop a reliable, inexpensive method for...
Organovo & Viscient Biosciences Collaborate for 3D Bioprinting in Liver Disease Research

Organovo & Viscient Biosciences Collaborate for 3D Bioprinting in Liver Disease Research

Earlier this month, both Organovo and Viscient Biosciences announced their intent to collaborate on research for further studies into liver disease. There have been many interesting stories about Organovo and their advances—from promises regarding 3D printed kidney and liver tissue for pharmaceutical testing to new data about extended survival and function in animal test subjects. […]

Earlier this month, both Organovo and Viscient Biosciences announced their intent to collaborate on research for further studies into liver disease. There have been many interesting stories about Organovo and their advances—from promises regarding 3D printed kidney...
3Dynamic Systems to Commercialize Its 3D Bioprinted Vascular Tissue Scaffolds

3Dynamic Systems to Commercialize Its 3D Bioprinted Vascular Tissue Scaffolds

Commercial 3D bioprinting systems manufacturer 3Dynamic Systems, based out of the Swansea University campus in Wales, is well known for its bioprinting research studies and 3D bioprinters. The company has spent years working on 3D bioprinting, and earlier this summer developed a new technology, and new biomaterials, that could be used to treat microtia, a condition […]

Commercial 3D bioprinting systems manufacturer 3Dynamic Systems, based out of the Swansea University campus in Wales, is well known for its bioprinting research studies and 3D bioprinters. The company has spent years working on 3D bioprinting, and earlier this summer...
German and Canadian Organizations Partner to Develop 3D Printed Contractile Tissue

German and Canadian Organizations Partner to Develop 3D Printed Contractile Tissue

It’s been a big week for bioprinting, with news of planned 3D printed organs coming from both Prellis Biologics and BIOLIFE4D. The bioprinting world is one that doesn’t slow down, and a new research collaboration between multiple major players in the field is set to continue advances. Canadian company Aspect Biosystems is partnering with German InSCREENeX as well […]

It’s been a big week for bioprinting, with news of planned 3D printed organs coming from both Prellis Biologics and BIOLIFE4D. The bioprinting world is one that doesn’t slow down, and a new research collaboration between multiple major players in the field...
University of Oxford Develops New 3D Bioprinting Method

University of Oxford Develops New 3D Bioprinting Method

As 3D bioprinting continues to advance, there are still challenges that plague most methods of 3D printing tissue. One of those challenges involves properly positioning the 3D printed cells within their scaffolds so that the structures don’t collapse on themselves. But a group of researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new method […]

As 3D bioprinting continues to advance, there are still challenges that plague most methods of 3D printing tissue. One of those challenges involves properly positioning the 3D printed cells within their scaffolds so that the structures don’t collapse on...
ARMI Experimenting with 3D Printing Cancer Cells in Next-Generation Biofabrication Efforts

ARMI Experimenting with 3D Printing Cancer Cells in Next-Generation Biofabrication Efforts

Although 3D printing and the future are consistently mentioned together, what is already happening in the here and now is of great importance—and inspiration. We see 3D printing being used in many different types of industry, as well as factories for mass production already. Engineers are also using 3D printing to create parts for rocket […]

Although 3D printing and the future are consistently mentioned together, what is already happening in the here and now is of great importance—and inspiration. We see 3D printing being used in many different types of industry, as well as factories for mass production...
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...
Researchers Use Laponite to Improve 3D Printing with Hydrogels

Researchers Use Laponite to Improve 3D Printing with Hydrogels

3D printing has touched nearly every industry today. What the average consumer or hobbyist may not be aware of though is that within each of those industries, 3D printing and other progressive technologies are creating entirely new realms. Science and medicine are a prime example, demonstrating so many different ways that 3D printing can change […]

3D printing has touched nearly every industry today. What the average consumer or hobbyist may not be aware of though is that within each of those industries, 3D printing and other progressive technologies are creating entirely new realms. Science and medicine are a...
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,...
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...
3Dynamic Systems Develops New Technology for Treatment of Microtia

3Dynamic Systems Develops New Technology for Treatment of Microtia

We’ve seen numerous wonders emerging from Swansea University, a learning institution known for its research—much of which has revolved around bioprinting. The Wales campus is also home to 3Dynamic Systems, manufacturer of commercial 3D bioprinting systems such as the Alpha and Omega models, and also the Delta Carbon Fibre 3D printer. Also known for their […]

We’ve seen numerous wonders emerging from Swansea University, a learning institution known for its research—much of which has revolved around bioprinting. The Wales campus is also home to 3Dynamic Systems, manufacturer of commercial 3D bioprinting systems such...
Organovo and University of Virginia Team Up to Address Volumetric Muscle Loss Through 3D Printing

Organovo and University of Virginia Team Up to Address Volumetric Muscle Loss Through 3D Printing

The human body is remarkably resilient, but sometimes injuries or illnesses are so severe that it can’t repair itself, at least not completely. Such is the case with volumetric muscle loss (VML). With certain injuries, usually severe enough to require surgical repair, the muscle damage is so extensive that the body’s natural ability to regenerate […]

The human body is remarkably resilient, but sometimes injuries or illnesses are so severe that it can’t repair itself, at least not completely. Such is the case with volumetric muscle loss (VML). With certain injuries, usually severe enough to require surgical...
Researchers 3D Print Cartilage with Stem Cells Taken from Human Knee

Researchers 3D Print Cartilage with Stem Cells Taken from Human Knee

One of the challenges of 3D bioprinting is getting the stem cells which make up the biological “ink” to survive the 3D printing process – not to mention keeping them viable long enough to grow into a full tissue structure. We hear a lot about the successes of 3D bioprinting, but what we don’t always […]

One of the challenges of 3D bioprinting is getting the stem cells which make up the biological “ink” to survive the 3D printing process – not to mention keeping them viable long enough to grow into a full tissue structure. We hear a lot about the...
UC San Diego Breakthrough: 3D Printed Blood Vessel Network Survives and Functions Within Mice

UC San Diego Breakthrough: 3D Printed Blood Vessel Network Survives and Functions Within Mice

One of the most difficult roadblocks in the quest to 3D print functional, transplantable human organs isn’t the printing of the organ itself – it’s the creation of the critical network of blood vessels that enable the organ to function within the body. Scientists have been working hard to develop 3D printed blood vessels that […]

One of the most difficult roadblocks in the quest to 3D print functional, transplantable human organs isn’t the printing of the organ itself – it’s the creation of the critical network of blood vessels that enable the organ to function within the...
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...
Spanish Researchers Tell Us About Their 3D Bioprinter, Capable of Printing Functional Human Skin

Spanish Researchers Tell Us About Their 3D Bioprinter, Capable of Printing Functional Human Skin

3D bioprinting started as a far-off prospect greeted with skepticism – 3D printed human organs? Come on. It’s progressed to the point, though, that while it still boggles minds, few people doubt that it’s a real thing that’s happening right now. It’s hard to be skeptical when scientists are implanting working 3D printed blood vessels […]

3D bioprinting started as a far-off prospect greeted with skepticism – 3D printed human organs? Come on. It’s progressed to the point, though, that while it still boggles minds, few people doubt that it’s a real thing that’s happening right...
Organovo Partners with Murdoch Childrens Research Institute for Bioprinted Kidney Research

Organovo Partners with Murdoch Childrens Research Institute for Bioprinted Kidney Research

The name Organovo is one that instantly commands admiration, if not awe, from anyone familiar with it. The tissue engineering company is something of a hero within both the medical and 3D printing industries, and it will always be known as one of the pioneering organizations in the field of bioprinting for its exVive 3D printed […]

The name Organovo is one that instantly commands admiration, if not awe, from anyone familiar with it. The tissue engineering company is something of a hero within both the medical and 3D printing industries, and it will always be known as one of the pioneering...
CELLINK Introduces the BIO X, a Flexible, User-Friendly Bioprinter with Everything a Tissue Engineer Could Want

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 who, and who has created what. It’s hard to forget what CELLINK has done, though. The company was officially launched only a year and a half […]

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 who, and who has created what. It’s hard to forget what CELLINK has done, though. The company was...
3D Printed Bio-Tissues: Navigating Patent Protection

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 or a new plant found in the wild is not patentable subject matter.  Likewise, Einstein could neither patent his celebrated law E=MC2, nor could Newton […]

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 or a new plant found in the wild is not patentable subject...
Advanced 3D Bioprinting Laboratory to Open in Europe Next Year

Advanced 3D Bioprinting Laboratory to Open in Europe Next Year

3D printing has so many lifesaving and life-changing applications in the medical field that we could write almost exclusively about its healthcare potential and never run out of material. 3D printed prosthetics are a major breakthrough, allowing more people than ever before to have access to effective, custom-fit devices, and 3D printed organ models have […]

3D printing has so many lifesaving and life-changing applications in the medical field that we could write almost exclusively about its healthcare potential and never run out of material. 3D printed prosthetics are a major breakthrough, allowing more people than ever...
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