Monday, 9 July 2012

BioPrinting in 3D

The world seems to be getting very excited about the potential of 3D printing biological tissues, parts and even complete organs. In one video, Professor Lawrence Bonassar at Cornell has demonstrated a process in which a 3D Printer and a 'living ink' is used to re-create cartilage in any scanned shape, e.g. matching a unique human ear. In another fascinating story, bioprinting innovator Organovo has created the world's first commercial 3D Human Tissue BioPrinter.

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