December 2016

Techshot, per una biostampa made in Space

2016-12-01T16:12:41+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Sul podio dei prodotti più affascinanti delle stampanti 3D ci sono, senza dubbio, i tessuti biologici. L’idea che dall’ugello di una stampante, che di per sé è un oggetto inanimato, nasca qualcosa di potenzialmente vivo e capace di continuare a vivere su di un corpo che respira, si muove e cresce, sembra appartenere più a [...]

November 2016

Australia to open state-of-the-art biofabrication institute for 3D printing implants

2016-11-24T09:32:19+00:00 November 28th, 2016|English, News|

Australia’s Herston Health Precinct has announced that it will be opening a new biofabrication institute on its premises. The institute, which will occupy two floors at the Herston Health Precinct, will be dedicated to imaging, modeling, and manufacturing 3D printed patient-specific tissues. The new 3D bioprinting lab will be realized in partnership with the Queensland [...]

Animal testing a thing of the past? Bioprinting could make it real!

2016-11-10T11:50:26+00:00 November 11th, 2016|English, News|

To many people, medical testing on animals is a necessary evil – but finding an alternative is obviously an infinitely better alternative. What does this have to do with 3D printing? Well, startup Aether has just entered a 3D bioprinting collaboration with the Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence at Stanford University to 3D print tissue cells that [...]

October 2016

German students 3D print human tissue on hacked Ultimaker using new bioink

2016-10-30T12:28:14+00:00 October 31st, 2016|English, News|

Students from the Technical University of Munich have hacked an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer and developed a special 3D printable bio-ink called “biotINK.” The students have entered their project into the iGEM challenge, an annual biology contest. 3D bioprinting is one of today’s most exciting areas of scientific research. Using special 3D printers, experts have [...]

Maastricht University and Brightlands Materials Center start the largest European bioprinting program

2016-10-22T10:04:15+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|English, News|

It looks like Maastricht University is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s key centers for medical 3D printing efforts. Just this month, they spearheaded the new €4.6 million PRosPERoS project for 3D printed joint implant development, while researchers from Maastricht’s Moroni lab pioneered 3D bioprinted scaffolds that control stem cell differentiation. And just last Thursday, Maastricht [...]

Romanian startup Symme 3D unveils the country’s first 3D bioprinter

2016-10-19T10:05:23+00:00 October 7th, 2016|English, News|

3D bioprinting is one of the most promising applications for additive manufacturing in the medical field, so it is no wonder that companies and organizations all over the world are trying to get ahead with developing the technology. Recently, Romania put itself on the 3D bioprinting map, as Timisoara-based tech startup Symme 3D introduced the [...]

L’Oreal and Poietis attack baldness with 3D bioprinted implantable hair follicles

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 October 1st, 2016|English, News|

Is baldness the number one enemy of the shampoo industry? You’d be tempted to think so, as French beauty product developer L’Oreal has just signed an exclusive research partnership with French biotechnology startup Poietis. Together, they will be applying bioprinting and hair biology breakthroughs to explore possibilities in the 3D bioprinting of hair follicles – [...]

September 2016

New Zealand’s CReATE group is developing new bioprinting techniques and biomaterials

2016-10-19T10:05:24+00:00 September 24th, 2016|English, News|

The Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Group (CReaTE), a multidisciplinary research team at New Zealand’s University of Otago, is using 3D printing to develop new bioprinting techniques and biomaterials in order to repair damaged tissues following trauma or disease. 3D bioprinting is seen by many as one of the most important emerging technologies in the [...]

3D printed heart with human cardiac stem cells? Celprogen did it!

2016-09-22T09:40:07+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|English, News|

3D printing is certainly close to the hearts of many today who have been affected so positively by the technology—and often in monumental ways, like parents watching their babies being given a lease on a more normal life thanks to 3D printed models used before and during surgery; children and adults receiving incredible and affordable 3D printed prosthetics; and other [...]

iMakr Med Platform offers 3D printers and bioprinters for medical and dental

2016-10-19T10:05:26+00:00 September 20th, 2016|English, News|

As the 3D printer came into inception in the early ’80s, certainly it was going to be an advance for engineers in prototyping, and that was more than exciting enough at the time. Today however, 3D printing is a serious catalyst for change. Processes are changing in nearly every sector for the better, from the [...]