George Washington University researcher receives grant to develop 4D technology that prints heart tissue

The School of Engineering and Applied Science announced late last month that a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor received $300,000 from the American Heart Association to develop a device that can print tissue used for repairing heart damage. The AHA – a nonprofit organization that funds cardiovascular research – granted a three-year award to Lijie

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Translating Biofabrication to the Market

Biofabrication holds great potential to revolutionize important industries in the health, food, and textile sectors, but its translation to market is still challenging. Pedro F. Costa in a paper newly published on Trends in Biotechnology analyzes the current state of innovation and commercialization in biofabrication and try to assess its limitations, strengths, and future progress.


Reconsidering Osteoconduction in the Era of Additive Manufacturing

Source https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ten.teb.2019.0047#utm_source=FastTrack&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=teb Bone regeneration procedures in clinics and bone tissue engineering stand on three pillars: osteoconduction, osteoinduction, and stem cells. In the last two decades, the focus in this field has been on osteoinduction, which is realized by the use of bone morphogenetic proteins and the application of mesenchymal stem cells to treat bone defects.

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A 3D printer to produce human organs in space? Discover the experiments taking place in zero-gravity

Source Euronews Euronews space correspondent and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano has been in space for a month now. His first mission was to “catch a Dragon” – a cargo vehicle which brings payloads for astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Once the dragon was “captured”, Luca and his team received new scientific equipment to start working on

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Pitt’s McGowan Institute aims to study stem cells, 3D printers in space

The University of Pittsburgh is teaming up with the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory (ISSNL) to study how the low-gravity environment of space can improve treatments for kidney disease, traumatic brain injury and juvenile diabetes. Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine will collaborate with the ISSNL Industrial Biomedicine Program on research that will look

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Printing Bioceramic Scaffolds

In ‘3D Printing of Bioceramic Scaffolds—Barriers to the Clinical Translation: From Promise to Reality and Future Perspectives,’ authors Kang Lin, Rakib Sheikh, Sara Romanazzo, and Iman Roohani explore 3D printing bioceramics and ‘hurdles’ for the clinical setting, along with current limitations and required parameters. Bone regeneration is a very common motivator behind the fabrication of

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Newcastle Hospitals set to transform patient care with new 3D print lab

Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeons at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are leading the charge to improve patient care with a new in-house 3D print lab provided by axial3D, a leading medical 3D printing firm in the UK. Newcastle Hospitals will benefit from an on-site 3D printing facility, allowing clinicians immediate access to patient-specific 3D printed models with

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3D printed salt template for bioresorbable bone implants

With the help of a 3D printed salt template, ETH researchers have succeeded in producing magnesium scaffolds with structured porosity that are suitable for bioresorbable bone implants. For the treatment of complex bone fractures or even missing bone parts, surgeons typically deploy metal implants. In this context, an attractive alternative to the traditional materials like

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