“Human and animal cells can be 3D printed into high-resolution tissue.”

Creating complex tissue using 3D-printer

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Sat, Aug 19th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Singularity Archive, scientists at the University of Oxford can create complex tissue and cartilage using a 3D-printer designed for living tissue, without issues of cellular collapse. The machine, which is noted as being relatively inexpensive, is predicted have a serious impact in medicine.

“We were aiming to fabricate three-dimensional living tissues that could display the basic behaviours and physiology found in natural organisms. To date, there are limited examples of printed tissues, which have the complex cellular architecture of native tissues. Hence, we focused on designing a high-resolution cell printing platform, from relatively inexpensive components, that could be used to reproducibly produce artificial tissues with appropriate complexity from a range of cells including stem cells.” said Dr Alexander Graham, lead author and 3D Bioprinting Scientist at OxSyBio.

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