Researchers at the federal technology institute ETH Zurich have developed a way of producing body parts containing cartilage, with the help of a 3D printer. One of the first practical applications of this method is reconstructive surgery. Damaged body parts, like a nose or an ear, can be rebuilt in a computer 3D model. Cartilage […]
Retinal degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. With recent developments in 3d-printing technology it is possible to actually print eye cells. The added precision with a 3d-printer can arrange the cells in the complex arrangements necessary to function. Retinal damage is a three dimensional problem requiring layers of cells intricately placed. Researchers at Cambridge […]
http://youtu.be/3CkMuw9YOpY What will happen to the future of Medicine? We can bet that forward thinking doctors and hospitals are already looking hard at 3D Printing helping with transplants, organs, prosthetic devices and research. Bioprinting is becoming even more and more important and relevant as 3D Printing gets more efficient.
Kentucky bio-engineers claim that they’ll be able to produce a fully-functional artificial human heart using 3D printing one decade from now. So if you’re struck with a bout of heart disease, consider the option of a bioficial heart transplant by 2023! Scientists at the University of Louisville plan to create the heart, made out of […]
Organovo sells the Novogen MMX 3D printer that can print “structurally and functionally accurate bioprinted human tissue models,” in case you’re missing an organ. If you’re looking to learn more about bioprinting, help the bioprinting industry with research and development, or compete and know what you’re up against… A place to learn more would be […]