Category Archives: organs

Indiana University awarded $9 million for 3D bioprinted organ research

Dr. Burcin Ekser and his research team at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) have been awarded $9 million to further their 3D bioprinting research for the development of transplantable organs. A three year deal, the money was contributed by Lung Biotechnology PBC,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR), that is also working with 3D Systems. […]

3D printing mends broken hearts at the People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou University China

Though healthcare is yet to prove that 3D printed medical aids are better than conventionally-made models, academic research is gradually feeding positive data to the cause. At the People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China, a group of doctors have conducted a study demonstrating how 3D printed anatomical models are an asset to heart operations. How to […]

Freeze – Imperial College London 3D prints soft tissues using cryogenics

The main challenge of synthetic tissue is fabricating it in a way that tricks the body into believing that it has been there all along. As a recent preprint from Stanford University shows, even CRISPR gene editing isn’t entirely safe from the body’s immune system, though many other regenerative medicine therapies have already been tried […]