3D Bioprinting

Biomedical Engineers 3D Print Corneal Transplants to Treat Eye Diseases

Biomedical engineers are developing a number of techniques to 3D print corneal transplants to overcome shortages of donated corneas.

Lina Zeldovich
March 04, 2019
3D-Printed Implant Heals Severed Spinal Cord

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, created a 3D-printed spinal cord implant that help heal spinal injuries and markedly restores neural functioning. The implant shields neural progenitor cells while also directing orderly growth of axons.

Lina Zeldovich
February 11, 2019
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3D Bioprinting Pen Grows Bone, Cartilage

Handheld BioPen filled with stem cells grows bone and cartilage to heal failing joints

Michael MacRae
January 07, 2019
Advanced Metamaterial Reshapes Hip Replacement Surgery

Mechanical metamaterials offer new hope to orthopedic patients and their doctors by nearly eliminating degradation and damage to the hip socket.

Dan Ferber
December 10, 2018
3D-Printed Implant Could Help Cancer Patients Get Right Amount of Drug

A customizable drug implant could help automatically deliver the right amount of drugs over time to cancer patients.

Dan Ferber
November 19, 2018
This Patch Can Mend a Broken Heart

Researchers have developed a 3-D printed patch that can deliver healthy cells to the heart after a heart attack.

Kayt Sukel
October 29, 2018
3D Bioprinting Improves Speed and Quality of Tissue Engineering

Engineers have developed a new process of 3D bioprinting tissues that uses multiple cell-based inks to create more realistic structures in less time than previous methods.

Melissae Fellet
September 10, 2018
3D Bioprinting Improves Speed and Quality of Tissue Engineering

Engineers have developed a new process of 3D bioprinting tissues that uses multiple cell-based inks to create more realistic structures in less time than previous methods.

Melissae Fellet
September 10, 2018
How to Hack a 3D Printer to Print a Human Heart

Engineers convert a regular desktop 3D printer into a bioprinter for a fraction of the cost

Lina Zeldovich
July 20, 2018
Bioprinting Better Artificial Joints

Lorenzo Moroni and his team at University of Maastricht's Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (MERLN) in The Netherlands, use 3D bioprinting to create "smart scaffolds," which they seed with patient stem cells and growth factors to produce structures that behave like natural cartilage tissues.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
April 30, 2018
Printing Organs That Give

To a surgeon, a useful model organ needs to be more than a rigid plastic curio. It needs the feel of the real thing if it’s to be any good for practice. Now researchers have created a 3D printed organ with the elasticity of flesh and blood.

Michael Abrams
February 12, 2018
Reviewing Development of Ventricular Assist Devices

A new research paper reviews the current state of ventricular assist device (VAD) technology, summarizes advancements, and discusses complications and argues for development of alternatives for heart-failure therapy.

October 30, 2017
Innovations in Orthopedic Devices to Transform Industry

The orthopedic devices industry will continue to be a promising area in the global medical technology space, and is expected to rank third in sales after cardiology and in-vitro diagnostics by 2020. Read more about the market predictions from Frost & Sullivan.

August 08, 2017
Titanium 3D Printing With Class

Duke University’s new titanium 3D printer is testing undergraduates’ mettle in one of the hottest areas of bioengineering.

Michael MacRae
August 07, 2017