Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

RMMS: The Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing Society Will Target Unmet Needs in 3D Bioprinting

To deal with the challenges in regenerative medicine, in 2018, pioneer bioprinting expert Anthony Atala announced the foundation of an organization dedicated solely to advancing the field through manufacturing. Known…

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…

Wake Forest Researchers Claim to Bioprint Skeletal Muscle Constructs With Neural Cell Integration, in Rats

Scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), in North Carolina, have found a way to advance the 3D bioprinting technique they developed to engineer skeletal muscle as a…

Dr. Anthony Atala Explains the Frontiers of Bioprinting for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest

Anthony Atala is a pediatric surgeon, urologist and directs the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in North Carolina. Together with 400 colleagues and in a work that spans…

Wake Forest: In Situ 3D Printing of Tailored Skin Grafts, a Possible Step Forward in Tissue Engineering

In recent years bioprinting has proved to be an important tool for tissue engineering applications and it holds great promise towards the fabrication of skin tissue. A team from Wake…

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…

Developing a Universal Bioink: CollPlant Joins ReMDO Biomanufacturing Initiative

3D printing is widely used today for a variety of new applications—from recyclable cars to robots that work with 3D printers to make auto repairs. We may see homes and office…

Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Organoids for Drug Testing in Monitored Body-On-A-Chip System

An organ-on-a-chip is a micro physiological system – a small cell culture chip that can mimic the structure and function of living human tissue. Organs-on-chips are helpful in terms of drug testing,…

New $250,000 Cash R&D Tax Credit Ideal for 3D Bioprinting

3D printing has become a revolutionizing industry in hundreds of areas like commercial products and engineering, but the development has been especially notable in the biomedical field. It is being…

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Progresses with 3D Printed Skin Technology

About a year ago, researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) announced that they had successfully transplanted functional 3D printed tissue into animals. The 3D printed ear, bone and…

3D Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs:  Where Are We?

Industrial 3D printing has been around since the 1980s and was initially known as rapid prototyping because of its most popular application – making prototypes for manufacturing.  The term additive…

Wake Forest Researchers Successfully Implant Living, Functional 3D Printed Human Tissue Into Animals

The news has been full of stories about new advancements in 3D printed tissue. Companies such as Organovo and research institutions such as the University of California San Diego are leading the…

Watch As Researchers Create Beating, 3D Printed Heart Organoid

They call them “organoids,” and they’re 3D printed, beating cardiac cells which are sure to inspire scientists and biologists while raising ethical concerns among critics intent on stopping the progress…