Bioprinting a pancreas
March 12, 2013
The Biomanufacturing Laboratory at the University of Iowa College of Engineering’s Center for Computer Aided Design is developing a process for bioprinting a glucose-sensitive pancreatic organ that can be grown in a lab and transplanted anywhere inside the body to regulate the glucose level of blood.
Their bioprinter has multiple arms that can print several materials concurrently. This capability offers a time-saving advantage when attempting to print a human organ because one arm can be used to create blood vessels while the other arm is creating tissue-specific cells in between the blood vessels.
— University of Iowa
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