UC San Diego – How 3D Printing Could One Day Save Lives

  By Liezel Labios | UC San Diego News Center In the past decade, UC San Diego engineers have 3D printed a variety of devices ranging from rocket engines, to robots, to structures inspired by the seahorse’s tail. Now, nanoengineers have added a new item Read More »

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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Hack Off-the-Shelf 3-D Printer Towards Rebuilding the Heart

Models of hearts, arteries, bones and brains are 3-D printed out of biological materials PITTSBURGH—As of this month, over 4,000 Americans are on the waiting list to receive a heart transplant. With failing hearts, these patients have no other options; heart tissue, unlike other parts Read More »

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University of Pennsylvania-Printing Cells Layer by Layer

Published on July 2, 2012 by University of Pennsylvania Bioengineers have been steadily advancing toward the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient’s own cells, but a few major challenges remain. One of them is making vasculature, the blood vessel plumbing system that Read More »

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