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Dec 15, 2016

4D bioprinting: adding dynamic actuation

Posted by in categories: 4D printing, bioprinting

Improving Synbio through 4D.


A topical review in Biofabrication examines the potential of 4D bioprinting for creating biostructures with controllable motion.

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Dec 1, 2016

Hospital Will Open First Dedicated 3D Bioprinting Facility

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

The future for hospitals.


The new facility will build tissues like bones and cartilage for surgery patients as a first step toward printers in every operating room.

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Nov 28, 2016

Bioprinting Is One Step Closer to Making a Human Kidney

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

Bioprinting has been all over the news in the past several years with headline-worthy breakthroughs like printed human skin, synthetic bones, and even a fully functional mouse thyroid gland.

3D printing paved the way for bioprinting thanks to the printers’ unique ability to recreate human tissue structures; their software can be written to ‘stack’ cells in precise patterns as directed by a digital model, and they can produce tissue in just hours and make numerous identical samples.

Despite the progress in bioprinting, however, more complex human organs continue to elude scientists, and resting near the top of the ‘more complex’ list are the kidneys.

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Nov 17, 2016

Stamping Out Disease: Russian Scientists Aim to Bioprint Human Kidneys By 2030

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After 3D-printing a mouse thyroid gland and successfully transplanting it last year, Russia’s 3D Bioprinting Solutions is aiming to make a human kidney by 2030, the company’s scientists told Sputnik.

Operation

© Sputnik/ Sergey Guneev

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Nov 5, 2016

Printable Organs Will Put an End to Transplant Lists

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

A woman living on a dialysis machine is grown a new kidney using her own cells. A father struggling with age-related vision loss has his eyesight restored. A soldier suffers extensive burns and has his skin regenerated.

This is a glimpse of the holy grail of regenerative medicine. The ultimate goal of the field is to develop therapies that restore normal function to diseased tissues and organs. Advances in 3D bioprinting, the process of fabricating functional human tissue outside the body in a layer-by-layer fashion, have pushed the envelope on what is considered possible in the field.

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Oct 30, 2016

German Students Develop Improved 3D Printable Bio-Ink

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

Bioprinting is becoming more sophisticated daily. Students from Munich, Germany, hacked an Ultimaker 2+ to 3D print biomaterials even more efficient. Without a doubt, the yearly iGEM challenge is one of the yearly highlights for students in the field of biology, biochemistry, and biotechnology.

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Oct 19, 2016

Humanized organs in gene-edited animals

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting, biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

Humanized organs in gene-edited animals is one potential way medicine can deal with the demand for transplant organs.


One potential avenue for research and to help solve the organ shortage is to modify animals to be closer matched to humans in order to have organs capable of being used for transplant. This short paper is an interesting primer into the subject and touches upon the technical and ethical concerns involved here.

It is one possible solution to the problem, however, 3D bioprinting increases in sophistication and other methods are also being developed that would render this approach needless. Still this is an interesting insight into regenerative medicine and one possible path research might take.

#LifespanIO #aging #crowdfundthecure

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Sep 14, 2016

The World First Hybrid Bio 3D Printer to be revealed at Digical Show

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

South Korean-based company Rokit is a 3D printing manufacturer we’ve talked about on several occasions before. In February this year, they released Edison Invivo, a tissue engineering and bio-medical research 3D printer that uses a bio ink to produce cell structures in the form of organic tissue.

Now, as a constant innovator, Rokit is back with their latest and also the world first Multi-Use Hybrid Bio 3D printer — Rokit Invivo. What’s exciting is that this awesome bioprinter will be revealed very soon on 30th, September in the Digical Show held by London-based iMakr.

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Aug 16, 2016

Watch synthetic bones being 3D-printed in this amazing demo

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting

Aether 1 is a sub-$9,000 3D bioprinter set to make its debut later this year. It promises to outperform some bioprinters that cost over $250,000.

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May 27, 2015

L’Oreal Goes After 3D Printed Human Skin to Test Beauty Products — By Jason Dorrier

Posted by in categories: bioprinting, biotech/medical, business

In Lyon, France, cosmetics company L’Oreal is growing human skin.

Each year, some 60 scientists cultivate 100,000 paper-thin skin samples in nine varieties simulating different ages and ethnicities—and then they test beauty products on them. Read more

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