Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Wyss Institute will Help Combat Viral Threats with 3D Printed Organ-on-a-Chips

There is no doubt that viral disease transmission is a risk to many countries, one that requires a coordinated international response and a strong scientific basis to feed our understanding…

3D Printing Used to Predict Behavior of Replacement Heart Valves

3D printing has been studied by several different institutions as a method for aiding in a process called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. More than one in eight people…

3D Printing Buildings and Insulation for R&D Tax Credit

The construction industry is embracing more technology and the introduction of 3D printing is one current example. 3D buildings are made by what is essentially a massive 3D printer. The…

Researchers Develop Multimaterial Voxel-3D Printing Method For More Direct Data to Object Translation

Modern approaches to physical visualization and data representations still mostly use a 2D display of 3D data sets on planar computer screens, which doesn’t always present the best results. A…

3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that…

Harvard Researchers Develop Novel 3D Printing Method to Give Soft Robotic Gripper the Ability to Sense Its Surroundings

Soft robotics has turned the idea of robots only being made of hard, rigid parts on its tail, and pairing the technology with 3D printing has led to some remarkable…

Wyss Institute Researchers Continue to Advance Organ Engineering Through 3D Bioprinting

An organ transplant is a pretty miraculous procedure on its own, and its development and continuing improvement has enormously benefited its recipients. More than 30,000 people receive transplants each year…

Jennifer Lewis’ Work on 3D Organs-on-Chips Awarded 2017 Lush Prize

Innovators and researchers the world over work to develop products that address human wants and needs. Regulatory bodies the world over also work to ensure that the products that are…

Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes…

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…

On International Women’s Day, Here’s a Look at Five Influential Women in 3D Printing

Any woman working in the tech field can tell you stories about the challenges that arise from working in an industry that is still largely a boys’ club. The ongoing…

Inspired by the Structure of Grass, Researchers Create Lightweight 3D Printable Ceramic Foam Ink

Metal may be the biggest thing in 3D printing right now, but ceramics are beginning to catch up to their fellow materials as new methods are developed for printing the…

How a 3D Printed Robot Can Teach Kids to Code

Applied computing technology has progressed to a level that requires greater programming effort to continue advancing for the benefit of humanity. Many grade school students are showing passion for learning…

Harvard Researchers Create 3D Printed Heart-on-a-Chip, Potentially Eliminating Need for Animal Testing in the Future

I’ve always hated the idea of animal testing. I try to buy products that don’t test on animals, though sometimes it’s hard to find reliable information. When it comes to…

Wyss Institute: Bioprinted Kidney Subunits Offer Future Potential for Testing & Transplants

Although 3D printing has truly earned its title as a revolutionary technology that will indeed change the way we do so many things worldwide—in nearly every industry—many have pointed out…

Harvard Researchers Develop First-Ever Fully Autonomous Soft-Bodied Robot: Meet the 3D Printed Octobot

The common stereotype of robots is that they’re rigid metal creatures that move stiffly and awkwardly. Obviously that hasn’t be the case for a long time – robots come in many,…

Check Out this Amazing 3D Printer That Prints Complex Structures in Midair Using Lasers and Metal Nanoparticles

A team of researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has developed an eye-popping new method of 3D…

Harvard Researchers Create Stronger, Thicker, 3D Printed Vascular Tissues That Live Up to Six Weeks

As spectacular new scientific processes like bioprinting begin to overshadow many of the other innovations in 3D printing that are currently also transforming many different industries, it’s easy to look…

Researchers Reverse Engineer the World of Flowers in Biomimetic 4D Printing

3D printing certainly isn’t going out of style—or going anywhere at all—except for perhaps heading onward and upward into another dimension when prescribed. As innovations have continued to evolve into…