Posts Tagged ‘tissue engineering’

3D Printer Used to Print Vascularized Human Tissue

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-27-2014

The Wyss Institute at Harvard University is using engineering principles to build living things, and create biologically inspired materials and devices. In this really cool video, scientists use a custom built 3D printer to print vascularized tissue which will eventually be used as replacements for damaged human tissue.

To read more about this story see An Essential Step toward Printing Living Tissues.

Leather and meat without killing animals

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 10-01-2013

Cool Video of Tissue Engineered Lung

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 10-12-2010

I just saw this video on the Popsci website and thought it would be nice eye candy for the American Biotechnologist readership. To recap, Dr. Laura Niklason’s lab at Yale University stripped down a lung to its basic infrastructure, then repopulate it with fresh, lab-grown cells. The research first appeared in a 1999 Science paper, in another Science article this past summer and was written up (along with advances in other tissue engineering studies) in a Wall Street Journal article on June 25th. I’m not sure how Popsci determined to write about it once again this past week, but the video sure is cool and worth sharing!

If you have trouble playing the video, click here.

An un-narrated version (but a bit more detailed) can be found on youtube courtesy of Labspaces (and Yale University).

I definitely recommend checking out the labspaces post. Their posts are usually interesting and pretty well written.