Last week, researchers at Hangzhou University of Electronic Science and Technology in China unveiled their Regenovo 3D bio-printer. Unlike other 3D printers, which work with plastic or metal powder, Regenovo prints living tissue.
The Hangzhou team isn't the only company in China developing 3D bioprinter. Unique Technology in Qingdao, Shandong province recently unveiled their 3D bio printer "Re-human".
This 3D bio printer can print down to 15 microns and operate with temperatures ranging between 0 and 300 degrees Celsius. These advantages allow much wider material selection for 3D printing. Currently Unique has successfully printed scaffolds and bones with different precision and shapes using cultivated cells, for example the scaffolds for heart tissue constructs. Theoretically, when the biodegradable 3D printed scaffold is implanted into human body, it will be absorbed by the body in about a year.
According to Zhou GongYao, developer of Re-human, the team will soon apply for clinic trials of 3D printed scaffolds and bones. As soon as it obtains approval from medical institutions, it can then be applied to the human body.
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Proteus wrote at 8/22/2013 4:35:45 AM:
I want a desktop bio printer... :(
tom wrote at 8/20/2013 10:27:33 AM:
unbelievable this stuff is used for human.