bioprinting

BioPrinting with Alzheimer’s Stem Cells May Lead to Improved Drug Testing & Treatment

BioPrinting with Alzheimer’s Stem Cells May Lead to Improved Drug Testing & Treatment

Alzheimer’s studies give many of us hope, whether we have a relative or friend suffering from the dreaded disease—or simply because we are hoping that a cure will be there if we begin to experience symptoms of the most common and crushing form of dementia. As bioprinting becomes valuable in so many different areas of […]

Alzheimer’s studies give many of us hope, whether we have a relative or friend suffering from the dreaded disease—or simply because we are hoping that a cure will be there if we begin to experience symptoms of the most common and crushing form of dementia. As...
3D Printing Among Methods Advancing Heart on a Chip Technology

3D Printing Among Methods Advancing Heart on a Chip Technology

An organ on a chip is a tiny cell culture that mimics the structure and function of human tissue – a micro-organ, if you will, that allows scientists and medical professionals to test pharmaceuticals and other treatments. In a paper entitled “Heart on a chip: Micro-nanofabrication and microfluidics steering the future of cardiac tissue engineering,” […]

An organ on a chip is a tiny cell culture that mimics the structure and function of human tissue – a micro-organ, if you will, that allows scientists and medical professionals to test pharmaceuticals and other treatments. In a paper entitled “Heart on a...
3d.fab’s BioAssemblyBot Wants to 3D Print Skin onto People

3d.fab’s BioAssemblyBot Wants to 3D Print Skin onto People

3D bioprinting continues to diversify as more and more companies and research organizations join the field, each bringing their own take on the technology to the table. French collaborative platform 3d.fab has an intriguing approach towards bioprinting that involves a freeform robot capable of directly printing on a part of the body. In the video below, the […]

3D bioprinting continues to diversify as more and more companies and research organizations join the field, each bringing their own take on the technology to the table. French collaborative platform 3d.fab has an intriguing approach towards bioprinting that involves a...
Auricular Reconstruction: Netherlands Researchers 3D Print & Assess New Methods for Making Ears

Auricular Reconstruction: Netherlands Researchers 3D Print & Assess New Methods for Making Ears

As users around the world embrace 3D printing, the impacts continue to grow in a wide range of industries—but particularly medicine as researchers make strides in their own labs with bioprinting, as well as creating medical devices, implants, prostheses, and more. And although 3D printing in the realm of hearing devices and bioprinting of ear […]

As users around the world embrace 3D printing, the impacts continue to grow in a wide range of industries—but particularly medicine as researchers make strides in their own labs with bioprinting, as well as creating medical devices, implants, prostheses, and more. And...
Interview With Jay Hoying and Michael Golway of Bioprinting Company Advanced Solutions Life Sciences

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 bioprinting, tissue printing, using 3D printing in regenerative medicine and making things such as drug loaded implants. We can scarcely conceive of the impacts that […]

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 bioprinting, tissue printing, using 3D printing in regenerative medicine and making things such as drug...
Tunable Bioprinted Tissue Using SLA May Lead to 3D Printed Tissue Engineering Using This Method

Tunable Bioprinted Tissue Using SLA May Lead to 3D Printed Tissue Engineering Using This Method

Cardiovascular disease such as hypertension and others are frequently caused by hardened blood vessels, and finding a way to replace those vessels has been a challenge in the past. But researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object’s firmness, which could open up […]

Cardiovascular disease such as hypertension and others are frequently caused by hardened blood vessels, and finding a way to replace those vessels has been a challenge in the past. But researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a 3D printing...
Additive Manufacturing Strategies Boston 2019 Speaker Roundup

Additive Manufacturing Strategies Boston 2019 Speaker Roundup

January 29 to 31st Boston will host the Additive Manufacturing Strategies event which will be a chance for you to learn with and from your peers in medical and dental 3D printing. This new kind of specialized knowledge focused event is being organized by SmarTech Markets Publishing and 3DPrint.com. It will have two tracks a medical […]

January 29 to 31st Boston will host the Additive Manufacturing Strategies event which will be a chance for you to learn with and from your peers in medical and dental 3D printing. This new kind of specialized knowledge focused event is being organized by SmarTech...
Real Time Rheology System Used In 3D Printing and Bioprinting

Real Time Rheology System Used In 3D Printing and Bioprinting

In a paper entitled “A Real-time Rheological Measurement for Biopolymer 3D Printing Process,” a group of researchers develops a method of measuring the rheological properties of solutions for 3D bioprinting. Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, and the flow rate of 3D printing materials is extremely important to the final object, particularly […]

In a paper entitled “A Real-time Rheological Measurement for Biopolymer 3D Printing Process,” a group of researchers develops a method of measuring the rheological properties of solutions for 3D bioprinting. Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, and...
First Bioprinter to Go to the International Space Station is Destroyed in Accident, But There is a Backup

First Bioprinter to Go to the International Space Station is Destroyed in Accident, But There is a Backup

A mishap has resulted in the first bioprinter to be sent to the International Space Station not quite making it to its destination. Last Thursday, the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 crashed due to a malfunction during liftoff. The bioprinter, called Organ.Aut, was to arrive at the ISS and be part of the first experiments in […]

A mishap has resulted in the first bioprinter to be sent to the International Space Station not quite making it to its destination. Last Thursday, the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 crashed due to a malfunction during liftoff. The bioprinter, called Organ.Aut, was to...
3D Printed Ligaments Could Change the Way Common Injuries are Treated

3D Printed Ligaments Could Change the Way Common Injuries are Treated

Ligament tears are becoming more common in sports. They’re painful and debilitating, and difficult to treat. The current standard is to replace the torn ligament with tendons, but that can cause additional problems down the line. “What can happen over time is that the tendon itself begins to kind of stretch and become a little […]

Ligament tears are becoming more common in sports. They’re painful and debilitating, and difficult to treat. The current standard is to replace the torn ligament with tendons, but that can cause additional problems down the line. “What can happen over time...
Allevi Introduces the New Triple-Extruder Bioprinter Allevi 3

Allevi Introduces the New Triple-Extruder Bioprinter Allevi 3

Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi was founded in 2014, then known as BioBots. Its goal is to make bioprinting easy – no small task, as bioprinting has always been a complex, advanced procedure. But Allevi’s desktop bioprinters are designed to be easy to use and versatile, while remaining powerful. Allevi has grown into a global company with […]

Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi was founded in 2014, then known as BioBots. Its goal is to make bioprinting easy – no small task, as bioprinting has always been a complex, advanced procedure. But Allevi’s desktop bioprinters are designed to...
3D Bioprinting: Comparing Lattice Scaffolds with Traditional Rectangular Sheets

3D Bioprinting: Comparing Lattice Scaffolds with Traditional Rectangular Sheets

Bioprinting is not a simple endeavor – if it were, we would likely be transplanting 3D printed organs by now. It’s a delicate process that requires a number of factors to be in place, including bioinks that are both printable and biocompatible, and proper scaffolds. In a paper entitled “A Comparative Study of a 3D […]

Bioprinting is not a simple endeavor – if it were, we would likely be transplanting 3D printed organs by now. It’s a delicate process that requires a number of factors to be in place, including bioinks that are both printable and biocompatible, and proper...
PetriPrinter: Open Source Software Designed Specifically for Bioprinting

PetriPrinter: Open Source Software Designed Specifically for Bioprinting

Bioprinting is a growing, exciting field, with advancements being made toward the treatment of diseases and the eventual 3D printing of organs. Bioprinters are becoming more sophisticated and capable, but what about the software that is used with those 3D printers? In a paper entitled “Software tools for cell culture-related 3D printed structures,”  a group […]

Bioprinting is a growing, exciting field, with advancements being made toward the treatment of diseases and the eventual 3D printing of organs. Bioprinters are becoming more sophisticated and capable, but what about the software that is used with those 3D printers? In...
3D Bioprinting Makes Progress as Lab-Grown Bladder Helps Young Man to Lead a Normal Life

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 doctors’ expectations, was able to walk. But then his bladder malfunctioned, causing his kidneys to fail. “I was kind of facing the possibility I might […]

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 doctors’ expectations, was able to walk. But then his bladder malfunctioned, causing his kidneys to fail....
Exclusive: 3D Printed Cardiac Patch Shows Promise for Healing Damaged Hearts

Exclusive: 3D Printed Cardiac Patch Shows Promise for Healing Damaged Hearts

After a person suffers a heart attack, they lose about half the cells in their heart, greatly weakening the organ and increasing the odds that further attacks will occur. Doctors have begun injecting cells into the heart to grow into muscle and help contractions, but 99% of those cells get washed away. But there are […]

After a person suffers a heart attack, they lose about half the cells in their heart, greatly weakening the organ and increasing the odds that further attacks will occur. Doctors have begun injecting cells into the heart to grow into muscle and help contractions, but...
Promising New Bioprinting Ink Formulated from Alginate and Cellulose Nanocrystals

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 order to 3D print biological tissue, the correct kinds of ink must be used. These inks must be of a viscosity that can be extruded […]

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 order to 3D print biological tissue, the correct kinds of ink must be used. These...
3D Bioprinting: What Can it Do Right Now?

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, and their response is likely to be, “Oh, that’s where they’re trying to print organs and stuff, right?” Well…yes, that is one of the ultimate […]

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, and their response is likely to be, “Oh, that’s where they’re trying...
3D Printing and Electrospinning PCL for Dressings and Wound Repair

3D Printing and Electrospinning PCL for Dressings and Wound Repair

When the body is functioning as it should, wounds repair themselves naturally. Sometimes, however, wounds do not heal, due to conditions such as diabetes or other chronic diseases. This puts the patient at risk of infection and other complications, at worst even requiring amputation. Chronic wounds affect 37 million patients around the world, and there […]

When the body is functioning as it should, wounds repair themselves naturally. Sometimes, however, wounds do not heal, due to conditions such as diabetes or other chronic diseases. This puts the patient at risk of infection and other complications, at worst even...
Student Uses 3D Printing to Develop Vocal Prosthetic

Student Uses 3D Printing to Develop Vocal Prosthetic

Cancer of the larynx is treatable, but it sometimes requires removing the larynx altogether, leaving the patient unable to speak. There are, however, vocal prostheses that can be implanted to restore the patient’s speech. Unfortunately, these prostheses are expensive and tend to need frequent replacement. So South Ural State University student Nikita Dubrovsky is working […]

Cancer of the larynx is treatable, but it sometimes requires removing the larynx altogether, leaving the patient unable to speak. There are, however, vocal prostheses that can be implanted to restore the patient’s speech. Unfortunately, these prostheses are...
Indiana University and Lung Biotechnology Partner to Advance 3D Printing of Organs

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 be anything from the enjoyable experience of standing before a giant 3D printed skeleton to the very serious nature of fabricating necessary objects on a […]

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 be anything from the enjoyable experience of standing before a giant 3D printed skeleton to the very serious nature...
3D Technologies a Vital Component of First Face Transplant Procedure in Belgium

3D Technologies a Vital Component of First Face Transplant Procedure in Belgium

Despite the fact that the 1997 movie Face Off made the transferring of a face from one person to another look as simple as going to the dentist for a routine cleaning, the procedure itself is, in fact, much newer than that and still in the early phases of its development. It was only in […]

Despite the fact that the 1997 movie Face Off made the transferring of a face from one person to another look as simple as going to the dentist for a routine cleaning, the procedure itself is, in fact, much newer than that and still in the early phases of its...
Zero Gravity Bioprinter is Ready for Delivery to the International Space Station

Zero Gravity Bioprinter is Ready for Delivery to the International Space Station

An amazing thing happened two years ago, when Techshot and nScrypt worked together to 3D print a human heart – in zero gravity. Not a working heart, yet, but the two companies were the first to 3D print cardiac and vascular structures in zero gravity using adult human stem cells. Why would they do such a […]

An amazing thing happened two years ago, when Techshot and nScrypt worked together to 3D print a human heart – in zero gravity. Not a working heart, yet, but the two companies were the first to 3D print cardiac and vascular structures in zero gravity using adult...
3D Printing with Magnets in Microgravity

3D Printing with Magnets in Microgravity

While methods of 3D bioprinting vary, most of them have one thing in common – they print cells layer by layer into a desired shape, which is then transferred to an incubator where it further grows and develops. Alternative methods exist, however, that involve the manipulation of the cell material by magnetic fields. The cells […]

While methods of 3D bioprinting vary, most of them have one thing in common – they print cells layer by layer into a desired shape, which is then transferred to an incubator where it further grows and develops. Alternative methods exist, however, that involve...
BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Heart Tissue Ahead of Schedule

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 atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries making it difficult for the heart to pump blood as needed. […]

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 atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of...
Prellis Biologics Reaches Record Speed and Resolution in Viable 3D Printed Human Tissue

Prellis Biologics Reaches Record Speed and Resolution in Viable 3D Printed Human Tissue

Last year, startup Prellis Biologics made a big announcement: it had successfully 3D printed blood vessels, creating scaffolding that contained microvascular structures. The company is one of a growing list of organizations aiming for the goal of 3D printing transplantable, viable human organs, and it has now announced that it has gotten a step closer: it […]

Last year, startup Prellis Biologics made a big announcement: it had successfully 3D printed blood vessels, creating scaffolding that contained microvascular structures. The company is one of a growing list of organizations aiming for the goal of 3D printing...
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