bioprinting

3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with biomedical and chemical engineering, is combining engineering, 3D printing, and medicine to repair damaged hearts […]

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with...
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...
Prellis Biologics Sets Out to Eliminate the Donor Waiting List with 3D Printed Organs

Prellis Biologics Sets Out to Eliminate the Donor Waiting List with 3D Printed Organs

There’s still some doubt among many people as to whether 3D printed, functioning, transplantable human organs will ever become a reality, but according to others, that day is right around the corner. There’s more than one startup promising that it will be the one to deliver 3D printed organs: BIOLIFE4D is currently seeking funding to […]

There’s still some doubt among many people as to whether 3D printed, functioning, transplantable human organs will ever become a reality, but according to others, that day is right around the corner. There’s more than one startup promising that it will be...
BIOLIFE4D Seeks Investment Funding for 3D Printed Hearts

BIOLIFE4D Seeks Investment Funding for 3D Printed Hearts

When it comes to 3D bioprinting, progress comes in increments. Most organizations that have been bioprinting human tissue have done so thus far for research and drug testing purposes, with the goal of eventually creating tissue or even entire organs that can be transplanted into human patients. Startup BIOLIFE4D, however, isn’t beating around the bush […]

When it comes to 3D bioprinting, progress comes in increments. Most organizations that have been bioprinting human tissue have done so thus far for research and drug testing purposes, with the goal of eventually creating tissue or even entire organs that can be...
Man Receives 3D Printed Tibia in World-First Surgery

Man Receives 3D Printed Tibia in World-First Surgery

Eight months ago, Caity Bell gave birth to her first child, a baby boy named William. Two days later, the baby’s father was admitted to the hospital with severe leg pain. Bell had to bring the baby home from the hospital by herself as her fiancé, Reuben Lichter, found out that he had a bone […]

Eight months ago, Caity Bell gave birth to her first child, a baby boy named William. Two days later, the baby’s father was admitted to the hospital with severe leg pain. Bell had to bring the baby home from the hospital by herself as her fiancé, Reuben Lichter,...
3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Fix Bone and Cartilage Defects

3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Fix Bone and Cartilage Defects

3D printing is changing the medical industry in multiple ways, saving lives and reducing pain and complications. Broken or diseased bones are way up there on the list of conditions that can cause a great deal of pain and complications, but they’re also way up there on the list of conditions that are being helped […]

3D printing is changing the medical industry in multiple ways, saving lives and reducing pain and complications. Broken or diseased bones are way up there on the list of conditions that can cause a great deal of pain and complications, but they’re also way up...
3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments

3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments

3D printed tumor models can help doctors and surgeons to get a better look at and understanding of the masses that they’re going to be treating or removing from a patient’s body, and they can also help patients to understand their own conditions. But bioprinting actual tumors can tell scientists a lot more about cancer […]

3D printed tumor models can help doctors and surgeons to get a better look at and understanding of the masses that they’re going to be treating or removing from a patient’s body, and they can also help patients to understand their own conditions. But...
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...
3D Printing Accident Leads to 'Tissue Paper' with Healing Properties

3D Printing Accident Leads to 'Tissue Paper' with Healing Properties

One of the biggest stories in medical 3D printing from the past few months came out of Northwestern University, where researchers 3D printed a working ovary and implanted it into a mouse, which then successfully became pregnant and gave birth. That was an incredible achievement in itself, and represents a beacon of hope for women […]

One of the biggest stories in medical 3D printing from the past few months came out of Northwestern University, where researchers 3D printed a working ovary and implanted it into a mouse, which then successfully became pregnant and gave birth. That was an incredible...
3D Bioprinted Liver Tissue Constructs Used to Develop More Accurate Drug Toxicity Testing System

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. However, there have been several recent bioprinting advancements that show the technology has definite applications in terms of drug testing. Drug screen applications require a […]

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. However, there have been several recent bioprinting advancements that show the technology has definite...
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...
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,...
University of Wollongong Researchers 3D Print Brain Tissue From Human Stem Cells

University of Wollongong Researchers 3D Print Brain Tissue From Human Stem Cells

When it comes to treating disease and injury, the brain might be the most difficult organ in the entire body. Everything else in the body is controlled by the brain, so damage or malfunction within the brain can have a devastating effect on everything from motor skills to personality. But scientists at the University of […]

When it comes to treating disease and injury, the brain might be the most difficult organ in the entire body. Everything else in the body is controlled by the brain, so damage or malfunction within the brain can have a devastating effect on everything from motor...
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,...
Rice University & Baylor College of Medicine Researchers 3D Print Functional Capillaries

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 innovation in the scientific arena today–made possible by the concepts behind 3D printing technology–this new study and its findings show that with the initiation of […]

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 innovation in the scientific arena today–made possible by the concepts...
National University of Singapore Develops New Method of 3D Bioprinting Using Gold Nanorods

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 to the printed tissue. The research has been published in an article entitled “Effective Light Directed Assembly of Building Blocks with Microscale Control,” which you […]

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 to the printed tissue. The research has been published in an...
Will We Be Eating 3D Printed Meat Next Year?

Will We Be Eating 3D Printed Meat Next Year?

Not many people like to think much about where their meat actually comes from. I’m no vegan, or even vegetarian, but I admit that I get a little bit queasy at times if I’m reminded of what my bacon and hamburgers used to be, and how they got to my plate. I’m not sure, yet, […]

Not many people like to think much about where their meat actually comes from. I’m no vegan, or even vegetarian, but I admit that I get a little bit queasy at times if I’m reminded of what my bacon and hamburgers used to be, and how they got to my plate....
The State of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

The State of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

Bioprinting has been a much hyped and anticipated technology development. The idea of being able to 3D print organs is a very powerful one indeed. If researchers are successful in commercializing bioprinting then life could be extended for many people. In areas such as heart disease, liver disease, cancers and implantology, bioprinting can have huge […]

Bioprinting has been a much hyped and anticipated technology development. The idea of being able to 3D print organs is a very powerful one indeed. If researchers are successful in commercializing bioprinting then life could be extended for many people. In areas such...
NASA: Bioprinting in Space May Lead to Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

NASA: Bioprinting in Space May Lead to Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

NASA has been using 3D printing for decades now, and few organizations can top their experience or resourcefulness with the technology. NASA tends to make big news with 3D printing, most of it centered around rockets and Mars, as well as inspiring student challenges. While the organization has also been 3D printing in space on […]

NASA has been using 3D printing for decades now, and few organizations can top their experience or resourcefulness with the technology. NASA tends to make big news with 3D printing, most of it centered around rockets and Mars, as well as inspiring student challenges....
Today in Bioprinting: A Dog Tests Out 3D Printed Bone Treatment for Landmine Survivors and a Bioprinter Operates on a Six-Axis Robot

Today in Bioprinting: A Dog Tests Out 3D Printed Bone Treatment for Landmine Survivors and a Bioprinter Operates on a Six-Axis Robot

In December, the University of Glasgow received £2.8 million from Find a Better Way, a charity set up to help survivors of landmine blasts. The funding was granted to the university to develop a method of 3D printing bone that involves coating plastic scaffolds with stem cells and a growth factor called BMP-2, and placing them […]

In December, the University of Glasgow received £2.8 million from Find a Better Way, a charity set up to help survivors of landmine blasts. The funding was granted to the university to develop a method of 3D printing bone that involves coating plastic scaffolds with...
3D Printed Patches Could Offer Answers in Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke

3D Printed Patches Could Offer Answers in Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke

So many different factors can cause heart attacks or strokes, and it’s scary to think how many risks there are. One of those risk factors is ischemia, a condition in which blocked or hardened blood vessels cut off blood supply to tissue, causing stroke, heart attack, or even gangrene or other frightening conditions. Ischemia is […]

So many different factors can cause heart attacks or strokes, and it’s scary to think how many risks there are. One of those risk factors is ischemia, a condition in which blocked or hardened blood vessels cut off blood supply to tissue, causing stroke, heart...
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...
POSTECH Research Team Publishes Paper on Single-Step Process for 3D Bioprinting Synthetic Skin

POSTECH Research Team Publishes Paper on Single-Step Process for 3D Bioprinting Synthetic Skin

I remember teachers asking the question, “What is the largest human organ?” in class many years ago, and most kids shouted out incorrect guesses, like the stomach or the brain. While the largest internal human organ is the liver, by now we should all know that the skin is the actual largest organ. There has […]

I remember teachers asking the question, “What is the largest human organ?” in class many years ago, and most kids shouted out incorrect guesses, like the stomach or the brain. While the largest internal human organ is the liver, by now we should all know...
Scientists in India Successfully 3D Print Knee Cartilage

Scientists in India Successfully 3D Print Knee Cartilage

Degenerative joint diseases like arthritis affect millions of people around the world, and range in severity from somewhat annoying to severely debilitating. While scientists have been trying for decades to create cartilage in the lab, it’s proved to be difficult, especially when it comes to the complex, load-bearing cartilage in the knee. So it’s quite […]

Degenerative joint diseases like arthritis affect millions of people around the world, and range in severity from somewhat annoying to severely debilitating. While scientists have been trying for decades to create cartilage in the lab, it’s proved to be...

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