bioink

Biogelx Launching First Product Range of Synthetic Bioinks for Variety of 3D Printing Applications

In 2013, a company called Biogelx was spun out from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland for the purposes of developing tunable, synthetic materials for use in 3D cell cultures and…

CELLINK and Volumetric Release New Lumen X for Bioprinting Larger Vascular Structures

The realm of 3D printing operates on many levels, with those innovating in the medical arena constantly pushing more dynamic and complex processes forward via new hardware, 3D software, and…

Biological Gradients Help Researchers Understand More in Bioprinting

Gradients present in structures today help us understand more about their properties, and this is critical in areas like bioprinting. Through replicating gradients we can begin to make accurate high…

Korean Researchers Successfully BioPrint Tissue for Corneas With Transparent Bioink

In ‘Characterization of cornea-specific bioink: high transparency, improved in vivo safety,’ researchers Hyeonji Kim, Moon-Nyeo Park, and Jisoo Kim explore the materials and processes surrounding corneal tissue engineering. Patients waiting…

China: Zhejiang University Researchers Evaluate Trends in Bioink Printability

As Chinese researchers from Zhejiang University point out in their recently published article, ‘Trends on physical understanding of bioink printability,’ the future of bioprinting is only as promising as the…

Bioprinting 101: How to Bioprint at Home

Bioprinted Hydrogels Bioprinting is an exciting area to follow as it invigorates the ideas of Frankenstein and a bunch of other sci-fi scenarios that make us slightly paranoid. So how…

Electro-Assisted 3D Bioprinting Method for Low-Concentration GelMA Microdroplets

While low-concentration gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) is biocompatible with 3D bioprinted cell‐laden structures, because of its low viscosity it’s hard to stably make organoids, and even microdroplets, with the material. A team…

Marine-Based Hydrogels Used to Develop New Bioink for 3D Bioprinting

One of the challenges in the field of bioprinting is developing bioinks that are safe and effective. In a paper entitled “Marine Biomaterial-Based Bioinks for Generating 3D Printed Tissue Constructs,”…

Interview With Jay Hoying and Michael Golway of Bioprinting Company Advanced Solutions Life Sciences

Some of the biggest impacts 3D printing will have on the world are still quite far away. In labs around the world, people are taking the initial baby steps in…

Promising New Bioprinting Ink Formulated from Alginate and Cellulose Nanocrystals

3D bioprinting is an exciting subject – and a highly complex one. Organs don’t just materialize out of a 3D printer; there’s a long process that must be undertaken. In…

Use of Simulation to Evaluate How Well 3D Printing Bioinks Work

Plenty of research has been completed regarding the different materials we use to create biomedical parts. Many innovative bioinks – biomaterials loaded with cells to 3D print biological structures – have…

3D Bioprinting Research Could Result in Replacement Cartilage for Curing Arthritis

One out of ten people will suffer from arthritis in their lifetime. Arthritis is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage tissue in a person’s joints. This breakdown leads to…

Newcastle University Researchers Successfully 3D Print Human Corneas from Stem Cell Bioink

The outermost layer of the eye, the cornea, is very important in terms of focusing vision, as it allows us to see while light passes through to the retina. But with…

Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University…

Researchers 3D Print Platelets for Faster Healing

Platelets play an important role in the bloodstream – if there’s an injury, the platelets are drawn to the site, where they clot and stop the bleeding. They also release…

Developing a Universal Bioink: CollPlant Joins ReMDO Biomanufacturing Initiative

3D printing is widely used today for a variety of new applications—from recyclable cars to robots that work with 3D printers to make auto repairs. We may see homes and office…

Bagasse Fibers as Bioink: Research Shows That Sugarcane Waste is Suitable for 3D Printing

Spreading like technological tendrils, new 3D printing hardware, software, and materials are available in countless forms around the globe today—and researchers just keep blowing our minds with new methods for…

QMUL Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing and Self-Assembly Technologies to Create Constructs Using Cells and Molecules

Typically when we hear about self-assembling technology in the 3D printing world, it’s usually referring to robots or pieces of furniture that can build themselves. But researchers from Queen Mary University…

4D Printing Technique Could Be Used to Develop 3D Printed Human Organs for Transplant Patients

Often, when someone receives a life-saving organ transplant, this unfortunately means that another person recently lost their own life to provide it. But there are many researchers currently working to…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The…

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…

Collaboration Key to 3D Bioprinting Stem Cell Research Success at BioFab3D@ACMD in Australia

Medical researchers and scientists have created all kinds of medical marvels, from brain tissue and cartilage to a heart and a pancreas, by 3D printing stem cells. In Australia, Swinburne…

3D Bioprinted Liver Tissue Constructs Used to Develop More Accurate Drug Toxicity Testing System

While many think that bioprinting means that we’ll soon be able to 3D print a brand new organ with the touch of a button, that’s not the case quite yet….

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…