3D bioprinting of nerve cells

 

Imagine a 3D printer which looks like an old school hydraulics and plastics, but prints human organs! The future of printing has come, to take its first few steps to print organs in full flesh. Researchers at Michigan Technological University hope to use this newly acquired 3D bioprinter to make synthesized nerve tissue. The nanotechnology-inspired material could help regenerate damaged nerves for patients with spinal cord injuries says Tolou Shokuhfar, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Tech.

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