Wyss Institute – Scaling Up Tissue Engineering

by Wyss Institute, Harvard University Bioprinting technique creates thick 3D tissues composed of human stem cells and embedded vasculature, with potential applications in drug testing and regenerative medicine  March 7, 2016 — (CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts) - A team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard Read More »

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New Frontiers in 3D Printing

By Leah Burrows, Harvard SEAS Communications Novel active mixing and switching printheads enable 3D printing of complex fluids and gels September 21, 2015 (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Three dimensional printing is revolutionizing the production of new devices and structures, including soft robots, flexible electronics and engineered Read More »

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Wyss Institute at Harvard University- A Jump for Soft–Bodied Robots

By seamlessly blending soft and rigid body parts– a structural innovation used by animals and insects – a team of Harvard scientists has created a new kind of durable, soft–bodied jumping robot July 9, 2015 (BOSTON) — Traditional robots are made of components and rigid Read More »

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SEAS and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering: Carbon-fiber Epoxy Honeycombs Mimic the Material Performance of Balsa Wood

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering – In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked inside the blades of these feats Read More »

Left: Optical images of square, hexagonal, and triangular honeycomb structures composed of SiC-filled epoxy. Scale bars are 2 mm. Center and right: Optical images of a triangular honeycomb structure composed of SiC/C-filled epoxy, which reveal clear evidence of highly aligned carbon fibers oriented along the print direction. The scale bars are 500 µm. (Images courtesy of Brett G. Compton, Harvard University.)

Harvard University-An Essential Step Toward Printing Living Tissues

by Harvard University BOSTON — A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood Read More »

Harvard 3D Printed Tissue Construct (Photo courtesy of Harvard’s Wyss Institute and SEAS)