3d printed tissue

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...
Nature-Made or Man-Made? Inside 3D Printing Attendees Try to Guess in The Nature Game

Nature-Made or Man-Made? Inside 3D Printing Attendees Try to Guess in The Nature Game

Based on Alan Turing’s famous Turing Test, known as The Imitation Game, The Nature Game seeks to draw attention to the convergence between natural and man-made objects. In conjunction with Uformia, for the first time Inside 3D Printing San Diego housed The Nature Game this week — and we’ve been looking forward to it since […]

Based on Alan Turing’s famous Turing Test, known as The Imitation Game, The Nature Game seeks to draw attention to the convergence between natural and man-made objects. In conjunction with Uformia, for the first time Inside 3D Printing San Diego housed The...
biotINK: Student Team Creates Scaffold-Free Bioprinting Technology with a Hacked Ultimaker 3D Printer

biotINK: Student Team Creates Scaffold-Free Bioprinting Technology with a Hacked Ultimaker 3D Printer

3D printed, transplantable, functional human organs are getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, as unbelievable as that seems. While bioprinting technology hasn’t quite gotten to the point of being able to actually 3D print a kidney or liver and implant it into a living human being, it’s only a matter of time as […]

3D printed, transplantable, functional human organs are getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, as unbelievable as that seems. While bioprinting technology hasn’t quite gotten to the point of being able to actually 3D print a kidney or liver and implant...
American Process Inc. Partners With Swansea University to Develop 3D Printed Tissue Using Nanocellulose

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 deformity had to resign themselves to living with that disfigurement, but advancements in reconstructive surgery have been happening fast, and a lot of that has […]

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 deformity had to resign themselves to living with that disfigurement, but...
New 3D Bioprinting Method Could Lead to More Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis

New 3D Bioprinting Method Could Lead to More Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Everyone knows that arthritis is an all-too-common – and painful – condition, but the most common form is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. The condition is a result of the breakdown of cartilage and is, needless to say, extremely painful and debilitating. There are several methods of treating the condition, but […]

Everyone knows that arthritis is an all-too-common – and painful – condition, but the most common form is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. The condition is a result of the breakdown of cartilage and is,...
University of Bristol Develops New Bioink with the Potential to 3D Print Bone and Cartilage

University of Bristol Develops New Bioink with the Potential to 3D Print Bone and Cartilage

When you first learn about 3D printing, it seems like magic, but when you begin to understand the science and mechanics of it, the concept becomes a lot more logical (although the things that can be created with it continue to astonish). One particular form of 3D printing, however, will never cease to seem like […]

When you first learn about 3D printing, it seems like magic, but when you begin to understand the science and mechanics of it, the concept becomes a lot more logical (although the things that can be created with it continue to astonish). One particular form of 3D...
High-Tech Partnership Reaches New High, 3D Printing Heart Tissue in Zero-G

High-Tech Partnership Reaches New High, 3D Printing Heart Tissue in Zero-G

That’s one small pulse for a heart, one giant beat for heart health. Okay, it’s not exactly beating yet, but the latest in heart health is pretty literally out of this world. In a successful test flight earlier this week, and a world first, cardiac and vascular structures were 3D printed in zero gravity using […]

That’s one small pulse for a heart, one giant beat for heart health. Okay, it’s not exactly beating yet, but the latest in heart health is pretty literally out of this world. In a successful test flight earlier this week, and a world first, cardiac and...
Harvard Researchers Create Stronger, Thicker, 3D Printed Vascular Tissues That Live Up to Six Weeks

Harvard Researchers Create Stronger, Thicker, 3D Printed Vascular Tissues That Live Up to Six Weeks

As spectacular new scientific processes like bioprinting begin to overshadow many of the other innovations in 3D printing that are currently also transforming many different industries, it’s easy to look ahead to so many fantastic predictions for the future–such as the fabrication of organs for transplants—causing us to lose sight overall of how difficult today’s […]

As spectacular new scientific processes like bioprinting begin to overshadow many of the other innovations in 3D printing that are currently also transforming many different industries, it’s easy to look ahead to so many fantastic predictions for the future–such...

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