January 28, 2013
Bioprinting is printing with biological materials.
There’s a lot of work being done at research labs and big companies like Organovo on print human tissues and human organs, with an eye towards drug testing, and transplantation into humans.
Check out these amazing TED talks by Anthony Atala, for example:
The basic technologies are very accessible — based on inkjet and/or 3D printing. So a bunch of us at BioCurious decided we wanted to play around with this technology ourselves — and the BioPrinter Community Project was born! (Come join us, every Thursday evening at BioCurious!)
(Read more on Instructables)