Category Archives: stem cells

BASF signs 3D bioprinting cosmetics deal with Poeitis

Since 2015, French biotechnology company Poeitis has been co-developing its 3D laser-assisted bioprinting technology to fabricate skin models. Now BASF, the largest chemicals producer in the world, will be helping Poeitis develop the technology for new services in the cosmetics industry. An end to animal testing By cracking down on animal cruelty laws, international governments […]

ISCO 3D bioprinting technology focuses on liver restoration

The International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) (OTCQB:ISCO), a clinical stage biotechnology company based in California, has announced the development of a new 3D bioprinter that produces liver tissue. The technology is suited to the liver progenitor cell (LPC) line, adding to ISCO’s existing pipeline of products including ISC-hpNSC for brain treatments, and ChondraStem to treat […]

Organovo reports 11% revenue increase in Q1 2018 due to tissue research demand

Following a demand for tissue development research, 3D bioprinting material provider Organovo (NASDAQ:ONVO) has reported a total revenue of $1.0 million for the first quarter of FY 2018, an 11% increase on the same period in 2017. With the results, the company also affirms its outlook for the full-year, expecting total revenue to reach $6.0 million – […]

South Korean research demonstrates Blu-Ray powered micro 3D printing for cell scaffolds

New research conducted by Korea Polytechnic University, and Gachon University in South Korea, demonstrates the use of a micro 3D printing technique for tissue engineering research. …

Multimaterial 3D printed cell “scaffolds” strengthen research into regenerative medicine

A study produced by four research institutions in Brazil combines two 3D printable polymers into structures ideal for cell-growth. Known as cell scaffolds, these structures are used in regenerative …

Multimaterial 3D printed cell “scaffolds” strengthen research into regenerative medicine

A study produced by four research institutions in Brazil combines two 3D printable polymers into structures ideal for cell-growth. Known as cell scaffolds, these structures are used in regenerative …

3D bio-printing advances as CWRU improves PLA ‘scaffolding’ used in medicine by adding graphene

New 3D bio-printing research shows that combining materials could be the secret to 3D printing bones and organs. A paper from Case Western Reserve University …

We’re building a brain tumour

A team at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh is about to use a 3D bioprinter to build a brain tumour. The printed tumour could shed new light on the way this cruel disease develops and give us new tools to fight against it.  It clearly has potential, because The Brain Tumour Charity has backed the research as part of a major initiative that will cost £4.3 million ($6.3 million). The team in Scotland will take a blend of cells that commonly make up the most debilitating forms of brain tumours. They will then create the kind of growth that affects 250,000 people around the world every year. On a more local level, primary malignant brain tumours killed 445 people in Scotland in 2012. A further 983 people were diagnosed with the condition the following year and 5000 people die in the UK every year from a primary malignant tumour. Watch it grow and we’ll learn its habits The study will focus on globlastoma, which is a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer. So far most studies have concentrated on laboratory cultivation. Researchers believe that this method of printing stem cells of the tumour and allowing it to grow will create a far more accurate behavioural picture. The project is among a package of research initiatives backed by The Brain Tumour Charity. While this team prints a tumour, others will test […]

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