Future Bioprinting Faces Unknown Regulations

An intriguing piece by The Conversation provokes some thinking into the future regulatory environment that might face bioprinting, a form of 3D printing that is rapidly advancing.


3D Technologies And Healthcare Accessibility

From providing new methods for conducting healthcare appointments to improving diagnostics, 3D technologies promise improved quality of life for patients with a vast array of health needs.

What’s New in 3D Bioprinting?

Scientific research into using 3D bioprinting to re-create and regenerate human limbs and organs from patient-specific DNA is progressing slowly but surely.


The FELIX BIOprinter Is Released

FELIXprinters has released a new bioprinter, the FELIX BIOprinter, which is quite a change for the long-time 3D printer manufacturer.


Nova Meat Hopes to 3D Print Your Steak

A Spanish company hopes to develop a specialized 3D printer that is capable of producing vegetarian steaks that both taste good and have great texture. But will you eat one?


Why 3D Printed Vascular Structures Matter

New research in bioprinting has discovered a method to 3D print vascular structures, which could in the future become blood vessels, thus significantly altering the bioprinting space.


Single Cell Bioprinting Technology from Fluicell

While most bioprinters use gel or scaffolds to hold 3D printed living cells, Fluicell’s Biopixlar bioprinter does not require them due to an innovative approach.

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Investing In Holographic 3D Printing

San Francisco-based biotechnology company Prellis Biologics has raised $8.7M in a Series A funding round. Holographic bioprinting is leading to new milestones and steps forward in 3D printed tissue and organs.

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A LulzBot Bioprinter?

Aleph Objects announced a partnership with FluidForm to develop a 3D bioprinter.

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Ruggedized Bioprinting

An nScrypt bioprinter is ready for desert conditions to test in-the-field critical care.


Medical 3D Printing: Where Are We Now?

In 2015, market research firm Gartner projected that medical 3D printing would become the pioneering field that would drive additive manufacturing (AM) into the mainstream in two to five years.

BioPrinting Breakthrough in Ireland

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin have worked out a new process for 3D printing live, complex bone structures. 

Rokit’s Sophisticated BioPrinter

There are not very many bioprinters on the market, but one of the more sophisticated options is the Invivo from ROKIT. 

IT’S ALIVE!? 3D Printing of Micro-Organs

Printing functioning organs may still sound like science fiction, but a new process for creating embryoid bodies (EB) by 3D printing embryonic stem cells (ESC) could bring us another step closer to turning science fiction into science fact.

A Big Step Towards 3D Printed Organs

Carnegie Mellon researchers have worked out a way to successfully print “squishy” biological tissues, thus removing one of the key barriers to major bioprinting. 

3D Bioprinted Rhino Horns: Good or Evil?

A report on New Scientist describes how one company is bioprinting rhinoceros horns to save the troubled beast from extinction. Or are they?  Rhino horns

An Incredible 3D BioPrinter

Alan Faulkner-Jones is a PhD student at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, and he’s created a revolutionary 3D bioprinter. 

Major Breakthrough in 3D Printed Living Tissue

Researchers have been struggling to develop techniques to 3D print living tissue for some years now, but researchers at Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston seem to have made big steps. 


3D Printing Live Seeds

There’s a lot of people around the world trying to 3D print all types of materials, but this venture is a little different. What it prints is alive. 

Questions Trouble 3D BioPrinting

The ability to 3D print living human tissues, including skin and even organs, is under rapid development. When the technology becomes available, ethical questions must be answered. 

A New Approach to 3D Printed Skin

The University of Liverpool has developed a different approach to 3D printed skin, which had been previously accomplished. The problem with prior techniques is the

3D Bioprinting Saved by Vitamins

Researchers developing techniques to 3D print extremely small objects for medical purposes have had a problem. To fuse material at the nano scale, a “two

3D Printed Bacterial Cages

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new technique for studying bacterial growth through an ingenious use of 3D print technology. 

The State of Medical 3D Printing

Viktorija Samarinaite of CGTrader has published a detailed overview of the current state of 3D printing as applied to the medical and biological fields. The

NASA’s 3D Microdispenser

NASA often provides small amounts of funding to check out some pretty unusual ideas. One of the projects they’re currently funding is the feasibility of

Organovo 3D Prints a Human Liver

In a video report on CBC, Organovo CEO Keith Murphy describes his company’s latest achievement: 3D bioprinting portions of a human liver. Even more amazing

BioHacking Leads to 3D BioPrinting?

A report on TechCrunch describes the work of two bio companies, Genome Compiler and Cambrian Genomics. They are developing hardware and software to design and

Princeton Scientists Create Bionic Ear

One of the most difficult parts of integrating electronics with biological tissue is getting the numerous tissues and materials to meld. At a lab in

Organovo 3D Prints A Human Liver

Correction: Organovo printed human liver TISSUE – but that’s a major step along the way to printing an entire functioning liver. Organovo has been developing

Multi-Armed Bioprinting

Researchers at the University of Iowa College of Engineering’s Center for Computer Aided Design have developed a rather interesting prototype bioprinter, capable of printing living

Edinburg Scientist Print Stem Cells

Although controversial in the US, stem cell research offers some of the best opportunities to produce breakthrough medical discoveries, including growing tailor made replacement organs.

A DIY BioPrinter

Not satisfied with printing in plastic? Why not print ACTUAL LIVING CELLS? You can today if you can execute the Instructable created by BioCurious, which

3D Bioprinting Software?

According to a press release from bioprinting startup Organovo, they’ve partnered with CAD software giant Autodesk to produce tools specifically designed for creating bioprints.   

Printing Vascular Structures

While rapid prototyping of mechanical parts is still the mainstay of 3D printing, recent adoption of the technology by biomedical researchers has sparked interest in

3D Photografting Introduced

Scientists at the Vienna Institute of Technology have developed a new technique they call “Photografting”, which promises to enable significant advances in bioprinting.    The

Modern Meadow’s Meats’ Organovo Roots

A new bioprinting startup suddenly appeared: Modern Meadow, courtesy of a small investment by Internet billionaire Peter Thiel. It’s goal is to develop lab-grown “food

What’s Down With Organovo?

A few short weeks ago we wrote a piece entitled, “What’s With Organovo?”, in which we pondered why the stock price of this bioprinting startup

3D Printing Sugary Blood Vessels

A new breakthrough in medical 3D printing: researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a method of creating living tissue using 3D printing technology. 

Bioprinting Advances

Bioprinting is something you’ll be hearing a lot more about in the future. It’s the application of 3D printing for medical purposes.    The idea

What’s With Organovo?

You may recall Organovo? They’re a bioprinting startup that is attempting to 3D print a variety of biological tissues, including Actual Human Organs! They say: 


3D Printing Muscles

Organovo, the 3D Bioprinting startup, announced they’ve received USD$6.5M in a private placement investment to bolster their research budget.    Organovo has been working on

Printing Blood Vessels

Printing solid objects is pretty easy: you just extrude/fuse/sinter/flash the layers and you’ve got your whatever-it-is-you-wanted. It’s easy because typically these 3D prints are a


BioPrinting Stem Cells

Continuing with our recent (and totally unexpected) theme of bioprinting, more researchers at Harvard have found a more effective way to print biomaterial with stem

Printing Micrometer-Sized BioScaffolds

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new way to 3D print bioscaffolds. Scaffolds are three dimensional structures on which organic material (cells) may

BioPrinting: Organovo Strikes Agreements

Organovo, the bioprinting startup that hopes to eventually print whole replacement human organs, has struck agreements with two pharma companies to assist in drug testing.

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