Feb 16, 2016

This 3D ‘Bioprinter’ Creates Ears, Muscles

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

A team at Wake Forest University has used a combination of living cells and a special gel to print out living human body parts — including ears, muscles and jawbones.

It’s an advance on previous attempts, which either involved making a plastic scaffold and then trying to get cells to grow in and on it, or that printed out organ shapes that ended up being too floppy and dying.

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