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.
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.
Gain access to free tools and resources from AABME, an initiative designed to stimulate biomedical innovation by bringing together and providing resources to the biomedical engineering community.
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.
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.
Duke University’s new titanium 3D printer is testing undergraduates’ mettle in one of the hottest areas of bioengineering.
Prof. Roger Narayan, UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University, discusses the ways 3D bioprinted structures such as scaffolds and lattices are changing the field, and how important the uniformity of these structures can be.
We are almost ready to share the next AABME white paper, Genome Editing and Biomanufacturing, by Gang Bao, a pioneer in nanomedicine, molecular imaging, and the emerging area of genome editing.
Take a tour of the human heart using the latest in virtual reality technology with Prof. Paul Iaizzo, University of Minnesota, and his team, and see how this technology can be used to print personalized 3D models of any heart.
3D-printed blood vessels made from living cells could take vascular disease out of circulation for good.
3D bioprinting of living tissues is enabling incredible advances in the medical field, with testing and modeling now able to be done on living tissue in a lab rather than on the living patient - and with wholesale replacement of human organs and body parts being a possiblity in the future.
A surgical team in Australia has implanted the world’s first 3D printed vertebrae.
Engineering software helps design and machine human bone for transplantation.
From prosthetics to cartilage and tissue engineering, 3D printing is helping address some of today’s biomedical challenges.
Stanford researchers have made a video game where real microbes become Pac Men, and soccer players, that can be directed through a maze. And they’ve given us the blueprints to build our own.