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Advancing 3D printing to aid tissue replacement

Advancing 3D printing to aid tissue replacement

Written by David

May 7, 2021


Success of this method in manufacturing functional tissues relies heavily on how well the fabricated structures mimic the native tissues. Professor Arda Gozen looks to a future someday in which doctors can hit a button to print out a scaffold on their 3-D printers and create custom-made replacement skin, cartilage, or other tissue for their patients.


Gozen, George and Joan Berry associate professor in the Washington State University School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering , and a team of researchers have developed a unique scaffolding material for engineered tissues that can be fine-tuned for the tricky business of growing natural tissue. They report on their research in the journal, Bioprinting . The team also includes researchers from WSU’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering as well as from the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA), Morehouse College, and University of Rochester. The lead author is Mahmoud Amr, who received his PhD at UTSA. In recent decades, researchers have been working to use biological material in 3D printing to create tissue or organs for patients recovering from injury or disease. Using 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, makes it possible to […]

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