tissue engineering

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

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 develop fully functioning human organs that can be 3D printed, which will save the lives of people who need transplants without having to wait for years […]

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 develop fully functioning human organs that can be 3D printed,...
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...
Biomedical Research Team in Spain Working on 3D Printed Corneas to Make Up for Lack of Donors

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 organs that can be donated, like the liver. As corneas are not technically organs – just the outermost layer of the eye that allows us […]

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 organs that can be donated, like the liver. As corneas are not technically organs...
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...
Researchers Use Laponite to Improve 3D Printing with Hydrogels

Researchers Use Laponite to Improve 3D Printing with Hydrogels

3D printing has touched nearly every industry today. What the average consumer or hobbyist may not be aware of though is that within each of those industries, 3D printing and other progressive technologies are creating entirely new realms. Science and medicine are a prime example, demonstrating so many different ways that 3D printing can change […]

3D printing has touched nearly every industry today. What the average consumer or hobbyist may not be aware of though is that within each of those industries, 3D printing and other progressive technologies are creating entirely new realms. Science and medicine are a...
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...
GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

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, matrices, and scaffolds, for the purpose of regenerating living tissue or engineering it. Recently, a research team from The George Washington University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) […]

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, matrices, and scaffolds, for the purpose of regenerating living...
Bioprinting & Tissue Regeneration in Focus: Center for Engineering Complex Tissues Opens This Weekend Thanks to NIH Grant

Bioprinting & Tissue Regeneration in Focus: Center for Engineering Complex Tissues Opens This Weekend Thanks to NIH Grant

Even the most cutting-edge research needs an economic boost to keep going, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) often provides this boost in the form of grants. The NIH has awarded grants to several research efforts centered around 3D printing technology, including Northeastern University’s work with 3D magnetic printing to make neonatal catheters, the […]

Even the most cutting-edge research needs an economic boost to keep going, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) often provides this boost in the form of grants. The NIH has awarded grants to several research efforts centered around 3D printing technology,...
UTA Professor Receives NIH Grant to Make 3D Printed Blood Vessels for Children

UTA Professor Receives NIH Grant to Make 3D Printed Blood Vessels for Children

Back in 2015, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) was part of a group working on a design guidance system for AM that received funding from America Makes as part of its third project call for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects. Now, an engineer and assistant professor in the university’s Department of Bioengineering […]

Back in 2015, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) was part of a group working on a design guidance system for AM that received funding from America Makes as part of its third project call for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects....
Researchers Turn Apple Waste into Biomaterials to Make 3D Matrices for Tissue Regeneration

Researchers Turn Apple Waste into Biomaterials to Make 3D Matrices for Tissue Regeneration

Nearly every day, 3D printing technology is helping to advance the medical field in leaps and bounds, from 3D printed medical implements and medical models, to 3D printed prosthetics and even 3D printed organs. But 3D printing is also having a positive effect on another area of the medical field: tissue and bone regeneration. Researchers in […]

Nearly every day, 3D printing technology is helping to advance the medical field in leaps and bounds, from 3D printed medical implements and medical models, to 3D printed prosthetics and even 3D printed organs. But 3D printing is also having a positive effect on...
Mayo Clinic Researchers Design 3D Printed Bioabsorbable Scaffold to Help Reconstruct ACL Ligaments and Deliver Time-Released Protein

Mayo Clinic Researchers Design 3D Printed Bioabsorbable Scaffold to Help Reconstruct ACL Ligaments and Deliver Time-Released Protein

Whenever I hear someone talk about the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, I know the discussion will gear towards extremely innovative medical procedures, research, and surgical tactics. According to the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of top hospitals, the Mayo Clinic is the country’s #1 overall hospital, and is also #1 in more […]

Whenever I hear someone talk about the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, I know the discussion will gear towards extremely innovative medical procedures, research, and surgical tactics. According to the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of top hospitals, the...
University of Sheffield: 3D Printed Micro-Rockets Fueled for Thrust by Enzymes May Soon Deliver Drugs in Human Body

University of Sheffield: 3D Printed Micro-Rockets Fueled for Thrust by Enzymes May Soon Deliver Drugs in Human Body

When you are really, really sick, often all you want to know is that help is on the way. As doctors see you, write prescriptions and offer treatments, it’s often still a waiting game before you feel better. But what if drugs were being delivered to the body via micro-rocket? That sounds pretty impressive from the […]

When you are really, really sick, often all you want to know is that help is on the way. As doctors see you, write prescriptions and offer treatments, it’s often still a waiting game before you feel better. But what if drugs were being delivered to the body via...
3D Printed Stent May Soon Give Hope to Esophageal Cancer Patients

3D Printed Stent May Soon Give Hope to Esophageal Cancer Patients

Pretty much everyone I know, myself included, has lost someone to cancer, many of them far too young. Finding a cure for cancer is the lofty, ultimate goal for medical researchers, and people like to fantasize about the day when the headline suddenly appears in the paper: “Cure for Cancer Found!” No more deaths from the disease, […]

Pretty much everyone I know, myself included, has lost someone to cancer, many of them far too young. Finding a cure for cancer is the lofty, ultimate goal for medical researchers, and people like to fantasize about the day when the headline suddenly appears in the...
3D Bio-Prints from Patient Cells to Create Vascular Prosthetics

3D Bio-Prints from Patient Cells to Create Vascular Prosthetics

When a blood vessel is diseased, damaged, or blocked, a vascular graft is often used to replace it in order to allow blood to flow normally again, in turn permitting adequate oxygen and nutrients to reach the heart. Placing a vascular prosthesis of this sort is a delicate task in and of itself and is […]

When a blood vessel is diseased, damaged, or blocked, a vascular graft is often used to replace it in order to allow blood to flow normally again, in turn permitting adequate oxygen and nutrients to reach the heart. Placing a vascular prosthesis of this sort is a...
Sounds Good! Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Eardrum Scaffold

Sounds Good! Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Eardrum Scaffold

One of the more notable factors affecting the field of medical 3D printing is the simple ‘cool’ factor in looking at how far we have come from treatments of times long past. A common ailment, requiring medical attention through the ages, has been a perforated eardrum, which can occur due to trauma, infection, or Q-Tips. […]

One of the more notable factors affecting the field of medical 3D printing is the simple ‘cool’ factor in looking at how far we have come from treatments of times long past. A common ailment, requiring medical attention through the ages, has been a...
Putting Together the Pieces: Tissue Engineering Research & 3D Printing Possibilities

Putting Together the Pieces: Tissue Engineering Research & 3D Printing Possibilities

Not to be confused with the types of activities engaged in by scientists working for the Kleenex® company, people who are tissue engineers closely study the cells, scaffolding, and processes necessary to grow new connective tissues or organs for human implantation. The field emerged in the mid-1980s and has been advancing by leaps and bounds […]

Not to be confused with the types of activities engaged in by scientists working for the Kleenex® company, people who are tissue engineers closely study the cells, scaffolding, and processes necessary to grow new connective tissues or organs for human implantation....
Australian Scientist Improves 3D Printing to Fortify Hydrogels For Cartilage Printing

Australian Scientist Improves 3D Printing to Fortify Hydrogels For Cartilage Printing

When I was a kid, at least two highly educational hours a week were devoted to prime-time, riveted viewing of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. These characters were part hero, part cyborg, put together with artificial parts, pure fiction and lots of magic—not to mention, outlandish fantasy. No longer fiction or […]

When I was a kid, at least two highly educational hours a week were devoted to prime-time, riveted viewing of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. These characters were part hero, part cyborg, put together with artificial parts, pure fiction and lots of...
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