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Researchers Create hChaMP, a Beating Bioprinted Heart Pump

Through the creation of a new bioink, researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) were able to bioprint a functioning centimeter-scale heart pump with real human cells. The custom, extracellular…

New Method: Immersion Bioprinting of Tumor Organoids Will Increase the Throughput of 3D Drug Screening

Drug testing and screening for cancer drug discovery can take years and the 2D cell cultures and animal models used to estimate their efficacy before reaching human trials are often…

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…

3D Printed Placenta on a Chip Gives Clues to how Conditions Pass from Mother to Child

One of the least-understood organs in the human body is the placenta. It forms only in the presence of a fetus, and the body expels it after the baby is…

UCSF Uses 3D Cell Patterning Technology to Fold Living Tissue Into Complex Shapes

The concept behind the ancient, well-known paper folding art known as origami can also be applied to an organism’s development process – as an egg turns into an embryo, and…

3D Printing Leads to New Understanding of Zika Virus, Hope for Future Treatment

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve been hearing – and possibly worrying – a lot about the Zika virus. While it isn’t much…