Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold

Reading Time: 3 minutes Doctors in Chennai, India are working on 3D printing transplantable ears. They’ve recently been successful in growing ear cartilage in a culture flask and proving it continues to grow once implanted in rabbits. For a couple of years, researchers from the SIMS Hospital and SRM University in Chennai, India, have been working on a 3D printed…… Continue reading Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold

New 4D Printing Method May Revolutionize Tissue Engineering And Drug Delivery

Reading Time: 2 minutes 3D printed object made from hydrogel shapeshifts after it has been printed. Engineers at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology have developed a 4D printing method which may find application in tissue engineering and targeted drug delivery systems. The 4D printing method uses a hydrogel which can…… Continue reading New 4D Printing Method May Revolutionize Tissue Engineering And Drug Delivery

Boy Helps 3D Print Prosthetic Hands For Other Children

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cameron Haight is unstoppable at helping other kids get the prosthetics they need. The five-year-old boy from North Carolina, US, has been making waves online for helping to 3D print prosthetic hands for himself and other kids. Cameron was born with amniotic band syndrome which has resulted in his digits being fused together in the…… Continue reading Boy Helps 3D Print Prosthetic Hands For Other Children

Face Donor to Get 3D Printed Mask for Burial

Reading Time: 3 minutes New York University 3D printing specialists are to 3D print the face of a brain-dead man, before it is transplanted to a waiting recipient. It is thought the lifelike mask will bring dignity to funeral proceedings for the donor’s family. Plastic surgeons at New York University’s Langone Medical Center will perform an extraordinary surgery this summer. They…… Continue reading Face Donor to Get 3D Printed Mask for Burial

Organovo Gets Orphan Drug Designation for 3D Printed Liver Tissue

Reading Time: 2 minutes The designation offers several benefits for Organovo, but more importantly, brings a potentially useful solution for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency to market. Organovo Holdings Ltd., the company that designs and creates 3D human tissues for drug discovery and clinical trials, has recently been granted orphan drug designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Orphan…… Continue reading Organovo Gets Orphan Drug Designation for 3D Printed Liver Tissue

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