A novel 3D printing technique for reproducing parts of the human body
Lab-grown tissues and organoids promise to revolutionise medicine and biology, tackling transplant shortage and introducing accurate in vitro models of human physiology as an alternative to animal experimentation. The functionality of living organs is intimately linked to their complex architecture. Advances in key technologies capturing this shape-function relationship in vitro can help realise the long-sought goal of real tissue engineering. The EU-funded VOLUME-BIO project plans to develop a new bioprinting technique to precisely create engineered tissues and organoids exhibiting physiological functions. Cell-laden hydrogels will be sculpted into tissue analogues within seconds, upon exposure to a light field.
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