Human Tissue Material?

By on June 16th, 2011 in Ideas

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Nano-engineers at the University of California in San Diego have developed a new biomaterial that evidently is a very close match for human tissue. This material is not a uniform substance, but is rather a particular geometry that exhibits stretching properties useful for bio-engineering. 
The material is produced from a liquid polymer resin using light to solidify the resin into the appropriate material geometry in a manner very similar to how several species of 3D printers operate. 
While we believe it will be a very, very long time before personal bioprinters appear, it seems that the technology to do so might be emerging. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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