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Welcome to the Future: This 3D Printer Uses Living Cells to Print Human Tissue

Nov 8, 2016 7:52:58 AM

We’ve all read stories about amputees and disabled people getting 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but what if you could 3D print real body parts made from living tissue, not just plastic replacements? Sounds crazy, right? Well as far-fetched and outlandish as it sounds, this is precisely what Philadelphia-based startup BioBots is doing.

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Researchers are using these Philly-made ‘bioprinters’ to make hearts, stomachs

Nov 8, 2016 7:15:51 AM

Danny Cabrera was a senior at Penn when opportunity knocked.

It came in the form of Ricardo Solorzano, a recent Penn bioengineering grad who had done his first two years at Miami Dade College, the same state school that Cabrera had transferred from. They never ran into each other in Florida and first met at Penn a few years later....

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