stem cells

Producing human tissue in space

Producing human tissue in space

The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station to explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness.

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds – and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

Bioprinting complex living tissue in seconds

Bioprinting complex living tissue in seconds

Researchers have developed an extremely fast optical method for sculpting complex shapes in stem-cell-laden hydrogels and then vascularizing the resulting tissue.

‘Bone in a dish’ to explore disease processes

‘Bone in a dish’ to explore disease processes

Like real bone, the material has a 3D mineral structure populated with living cells, providing a unique model to study bone function, diseases, regeneration.

Silicone-based 3D lattice can improve drug testing

Silicone-based 3D lattice can improve drug testing

Scientists have found the perfect geometry: on a newly developed 3D silicone lattice, human stem cells will grow and behave in the same way as they do inside the human body.

3D printing skin, bones on way to Mars

3D printing skin, bones on way to Mars

An ESA project has produced its first bioprinted skin and bone samples. The 3D printing human tissue could help keep astronauts healthy all the way to Mars.