biotech

3D Printing living cells with unprecedented precision

3D Printing living cells with unprecedented precision

The combination of a 2Photon 3D-printer with an innovative hydrogel-based bioink allows the direct printing of 3D structures containing living cells at both the meso- and microscale.

CRISPRoff offers unrivaled control of epigenetic inheritance

CRISPRoff offers unrivaled control of epigenetic inheritance

Scientists have figured out how to modify CRISPR’s basic architecture to extend its reach beyond the genome and into what’s known as the epigenome.

Designing better antibody drugs with machine learning

Designing better antibody drugs with machine learning

Artificial intelligence could help to optimise the development of antibody drugs. This leads to active substances with improved properties, also with regard to tolerability in the body.

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Scientists have grown small amounts of self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows observation while they grow and develop.

Synthetic mucins mimic the structure of naturally occurring mucins

Synthetic mucins mimic the structure of naturally occurring mucins

Researchers have created polymers that replicate the structure of mucins, the molecules that give mucus its unique antimicrobial properties.

Nanotechnology detects bone-healing stem cells

Nanotechnology detects bone-healing stem cells

Researchers have developed a new way of using nanomaterials to identify and enrich skeletal stem cells – a discovery which could eventually lead to new treatments for major bone fractures.

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