Jul 3, 2018

SpaceX mission will bring 3D bioprinter to ISS, plans to 3D print cardiac patches for damaged hearts

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

The next phase of a NASA sponsored mission to 3D print human organs and tissues in space will launch in February 2019. A 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) developed by nScrypt and Techshot and destined for the International Space Station (ISS) will form part of the cargo of SpaceX CRS-17.

3D printing in zero gravity

nScrypt is based in Orlando, Florida and is a manufacturer of industrial micro-dispensing and 3D printing systems. The company is spin out of Sciperio Inc who, under a DARPA contact, developed an award winning bioprinter in 2003.

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