Friday, July 16, 2010

3D Bio Printer

 Sir, Your Liver Is Ready: Behind the Scenes of Bioprinting
"After their stay in the bioreactor, the pellets of cells grow together to form veins which can then be implanted in the patient. Because the veins are grown from the patient’s own cells, their body is more likely to accept the implanted vein."
Article by Dave Bullock  (July 11, 2010) More photos:

Invetech delivers Organovo’s first commercial 3D Bio-Printer for manufacturing human tissue and organs  
(San Diego, Calif., and Melbourne, Australia – Dec. 1, 2009) –" Invetech, an innovator in new product development and custom automation for the biomedical, industrial and consumer markets, today announced that it has delivered the world's first production model 3D bio-printer to Organovo, developers of the proprietary NovoGen bioprinting technology. Organovo will supply the units to research institutions investigating human tissue repair and organ replacement." | PDF

Organovo Develops First Commercial 3D Bio-Printer for Manufacturing Human Tissue and Organs (Posted June 8, 2010)

Organovo machine could "print" new organs
by  John Carroll ( June 8, 2010)
The regenerative medicine company Organovo has made a prototype machine that can "print" new arteries by assembling living tissue. And they say that the same approach will one day allow doctors to print new organs for patients in need of a transplant.

'Printer' designed to create made-to-measure human organs
by John Bingham (Published: 10:29AM BST 04 Jun 2010)
Doctors could one day be able to “print” new organs for transplant using a new technology, it has been claimed.

3D Bio-printer

Nakamura's Laboratory

Inkjet 3D biofabrication by "3D Bioprinter"