Nov 8, 2016 4:13:03 AM

Researchers Successfully 3D Print ‘Living’ Body Parts and Tissue

 Since the advent of the 3D printer, many industries have been discovering innovative methods to enhance human life. From toys and models to food applications by NASA, 3D printers are proving to be incredibly versatile. One of those industries that has experienced some of the most promising of discoveries is that of health. At the Wake...

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Nov 8, 2016 4:05:31 AM

UWA Envisions the Future; 3D Bioprinting Directly into Wounds

Guest post by Hayley Glover, University of Western Australia.

With all the hype of 3D printed organs, replacement joints and blood vessels it can be quite overwhelming for a novice in the 3D bioprinting field. Where do you start and how do you get your head around the different materials, potential applications and the jargon used...

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Nov 8, 2016 3:56:40 AM

5 Ways Bioprinting is Changing the Life Science Industry

Bioprinting is changing how we do biology.

Not much has changed in the way of tissue culture sinceAlexis Carrel pioneered the space over 100 years ago. We continue to use thesame dishes, and run most of our experiments on two dimensional homogenoustissues. Unfortunately, these 2D models of biology are extremely primitive whencompared the...

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Nov 7, 2016 6:40:33 AM

Reprogramming the Fate of Cells

In the previous post I wrote titled, “What is Bioprinting?”, I discussed biomaterials, cells, and creating representative 3D structures as being the basis of bioprinting. Over the course of the next few posts, I’ll try to delve a little deeper into each of these aspects in order to provide some more context about the challenges of...

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