biotech

Sugar: Sweet way to 3D print blood vessels

Sugar: Sweet way to 3D print blood vessels

Scientists have developed a way of using laser-sintering of powdered sugars to produce highly detailed structures that mimick the body’s intricate, branching blood vessels in lab-grown tissues.

Graphene sensors monitor food safety

Graphene sensors monitor food safety

Researchers are using high-resolution printing technology and the unique properties of graphene to make low-cost biosensors to monitor food safety and livestock health.

Researchers successfully bioprint healthy new tissue

Researchers successfully bioprint healthy new tissue

New muscle has successfully been created in mice using a minimally invasive technique dubbed ‘intravital 3D bioprinting’.

Biohybrid model recreates respiration mechanics

Biohybrid model recreates respiration mechanics

Using soft robotic materials, scientists created a high-fidelity respiratory simulator that represents the interplay between between the diaphragm, abdomen and lungs.

3D printed material mimics biological tissues

3D printed material mimics biological tissues

Researchers have developed a method to 3D print liquid crystal elastomers so that they form complex structures with physical properties that match those of complex biological tissues, such as cartilage.

World first in 3D printed self-expandable stents

World first in 3D printed self-expandable stents

Researchers from CSIRO have made it possible to 3D print tailor-made stents, a critical biomedical device used to treat narrow or blocked arteries.

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