Category Archives: Yu Shrike Zhang

Brigham and Women’s Hospital successfully 3D bioprints blood vessels

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have successfully 3D bioprinted tubular structures which imitate the human body’s vessels. According to BWH’s report, the 3D bioprinting technique allows for better replications of the tissues’ properties, such as the number of layers and ability to transport nutrients. These bioprinted tissues could potentially offer a viable solution […]

Interview: Inside UCLA’s faster, multimaterial 3D bioprinter

Recently, a 3D bioprinting project conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been making headlines for its potential to create complex biological tissues. Led by UCLA Professor of Engineering Ali Khademhosseini, the project describes a bioprinter that makes use of microfludic chip to efficiently print multiple materials in a single process. Yu Shrike […]

Harvard-MIT liver chip narrows gap between in vitro and in vivo drug tests

3D bioprinting, microfluidics and hydrogel scaffolding combine in the latest liver tissue research by a team of scientists attributable to seven institutions from across the globe. Centralized at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the organ-on-a-chip device seeks to improve the way drugs are […]