November 2015

The state of the Bioprinting art converges at Utrecht conference

2015-11-01T16:02:40+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|English, News|

After the recent TERMIS, the world of bioprinting is now moving its focus back to Europe, as the Biofabrication2015 conference gets ready to carry on the excellent momentum since last year’s edition, which took place in Korea. “We expect over 250 participants, which represents a significant growth over last year’s edition, where about 100 people [...]

October 2015

Regenovo bioprints liver lobule as step to full bioficial liver

2015-10-13T17:43:44+00:00 October 14th, 2015|English, News|

Liver and kidney are among the first human tissues that scientists have set out to try to replicate through 3D bioprinting. The reason livers and kidneys are so sought after is probably because they are the organs that are most commonly transplanted and their availability – beyond donors – could drastically change the quality of [...]

September 2015

3D bioprinted carbon nanotubes used to stimulate bone regrowth

2016-10-19T10:06:37+00:00 September 14th, 2015|English, News|

How do you 3D print bone? A couple of years ago, if anyone who was not a researcher (and even many researchers) asked this question people might have looked at them strangely. Today we know: 3D printing bone requires a combination of a reabsorbable material – such as a biodegradable polymer – and an inorganic [...]

Bioprinted vascular tubes successfully implanted in rats

2015-09-08T19:14:07+00:00 September 9th, 2015|English, News|

3D printing has a plethora of uses when it comes to body modification and functionality. We have seen a variety of assistive prosthetic devices, medical tools, and perhaps most excitingly, engineering geared toward exploring and repairing the inner workings of our bodies. One group of Japanese-based researchers have utilized bioprinting to create scaffold-free tubular tissues [...]

CELLINK’s $5,000 3D bioprinter is making the INKREDIBLE… credible!

2015-09-03T22:50:13+00:00 September 4th, 2015|English, News|

This is the time for 3D bioprinting. Incredible things are, literally, taking place in this amazing sector. Literally, because the new INKREDIBLE bioprinter developed by Swedish startup CELLINK, is going to be presented next September 8th at the TERMIS World Congress, hitting the market at the “incredible” price point of $5,000. This is the “magic” [...]

August 2015

Organovo revenue grows thanks to 3D printed exVive3D liver tissue

2015-08-24T17:01:45+00:00 August 27th, 2015|English, News|

When it comes to 3D printing human tissue, Organovo (ONVO) is leading the charge. While the company’s stock has floundered as of late, dropping to as low as $2.78 last week, they continue to fire on all cylinders, signing research deals with companies such as L’Oréal and Merck, and finally beginning to generate revenue from [...]

Australian researchers replicate cellular brain structure with 3D bioprinting

2016-10-19T10:06:47+00:00 August 20th, 2015|English, News|

It probably would be much easier to title this article saying that researchers from the ARC Center of Excellent for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong in Australia are one step closer to 3D printing a brain, but, while that may be, in a way, true, steps are insignificant when you are trying to replicate [...]

Russian Prime Minister praises international collaborations on 3D bioprinting

2016-10-19T10:06:47+00:00 August 19th, 2015|English, News|

Skolkovo-based 3D Bioprinting Solutions has made headlines lately in the 3D bioprinting arena for its FABION bioprinter and the stated objective of creating implantable, bioficial human organs. I had a chance to interview the laboratory’s founder, Alexander Ostrovsky, and he confirmed that their work is based on an international collaboration involving several top researchers worldwide. [...]

July 2015

MEDPRIN 3D prints world’s first biological meningioma ReDura

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 25th, 2015|English, News|

While 3D bioprinting innovations sound life-saving and revolutionary, most are still years away from impacting ordinary people in regular hospitals. However, one Chinese company is already implementing a bioprinted product on a large scale across the world. Called MEDPRIN, they have developed the world’s first 3D printed biological meningioma called ReDura – a replica of [...]

Swedish startup CELLINK makes bioprinting easy with consumables

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 24th, 2015|English, News|

Ink-possible: that is what, playing with the word “ink”, most people, even many medical professionals, think of organ bioprinting. While it is true that the possibility of full complex organ digital manufacturing will become less “inkpossible” only a few decades from now, there are many aspects of bioprinting that are very real, now, and the [...]