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Biomedical Research Team in Spain Working on 3D Printed Corneas to Make Up for Lack of Donors

While there have been some companies researching how to 3D print viable human corneas, it’s not something we hear about often…as least not as much as we hear about other…

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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…

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,…

GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D printing technology to build tissue lattices,…

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…

3D Systems and United Therapeutics to Develop 3D Printing Biotechnology for Solid-Organ Scaffolds

No matter how many times I read or write about it, I am still overwhelmed and amazed when I see what 3D printing technology is currently able to do for…

3D Printing Helps a Man Grow a New Ear on His Arm

You’ve probably heard the phrase “the walls have ears” but what you may not have heard is that in a hospital room in China, a man’s arm has ears too….

Professor of Microfluidics Discusses 3D Printing Benefits and Possible Future Improvements with Ultimaker

A lab-on-a-chip is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a miniature laboratory that is printed onto a microchip. But for the past 25 years, Professor David Barrow of Cardiff University in Wales has studied microfluidics, which…

3D Printing Helps Create Patch That Reduces Heart Failure

Heart failure affects approximately 6 million adults in the United States and is a contributing cause in one of every nine deaths. For those afflicted with heart failure, about half of them…

Celprogen 3D Prints a Pancreas from PLA and Human Stem Cells

The pancreas is one of the most critical organs in the human body – if something goes wrong with it, it can affect your whole life, or even threaten it….

3D Printed Scaffold for Artistic Cell Culture

At the juncture between creative exploration and scientific technology lies the work of Amy Karle, who is the current Artist in Residence at Autodesk. The idea behind her work was…

3D Tech Eases Children’s Fears, Streamlines the Process During Ear Implant Procedure

Undergoing even a routine medical procedure can be unnerving, no matter your age. But for children, whose understanding of rules and confidence in strangers is just developing, it can be…

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…

MESO-BRAIN Initiative to Use 3D Printing to Emulate the Human Neural Network

We all know just how critical a healthy and functional human brain is to our well-being and livelihood. An essential organ packed with soft nervous tissues, its nature is both…

University of California San Diego’s 3D Printed Liver Tissue May Be the Closest We’ve Gotten to a Real Printed Liver

While scientists have been working on 3D printing all types of human tissue, there’s been a particular focus on the liver – for good reason. The organ plays a critical…

EpiBone Uses 3D Technology to Grow Human Bones Outside the Body

The human body has amazing capacities for repairing itself, but it’s far from perfect; some injuries or deformities are too much for the body itself to make whole. For ages,…

Researchers are 3D Printing Living Brain Tissue to Eventually Treat Brain Disorders

Sometimes when covering the 3D printing space, I have to look at my calendar to make sure we are still living in the year 2014. The technology is advancing so…

Netherlands Researchers Advance the 3D Printing of Body Parts by Using Stem Cells

Researchers in the Netherlands have taken a further step towards the goal of creating human body parts with 3D printers, by using stem cells. While various scientists and researchers have…