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 4:01:27 AM

At Washington University the Demand for Medical 3D Printing Soars

Guest post by Savannah Est of Washington University in St. Louis;

On a normal day for the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (WUIMIS) Biomaterials lab, the clicking and buzzing of multiple 3D printers building objects simultaneously is the first thing you notice as you walk through the door. Home to 5...

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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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