(Credit: University of Toronto)

A 3D tissue printer that prints skin: faster, more precise and cheaper

Jan.22, 2013

Tissue engineering has taken a big leap forward: researchers at the University of Toronto have invented an inexpensive 3D tissue printer that makes layered, substantial patches of engineered tissue — tissue that could be used as grafts for burn victims or vascular patches.

“There’s a lot of interest in soft materials, particularly biomaterials,” says Associate Professor Axel Guenther of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, “but until now no one has demonstrated a simple and scalable one-step process to go from microns to centimeters.”

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