3D bioprinting produces functional vascularized blood vessel network

Written by Sonia Mannan

Researchers from University of California, San Diego, have devised a bioprinting method which can be used to 3D print a realistic, functional blood vessel network which can integrate with the body’s own vascular system. In a study recently published in Biomaterials, realistic, functional blood vessel network which can integrate with the body’s own vascular system was successfully produced using 3D printing. The work, by Shaochen Chen, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego; CA, USA), could pave the way toward artificial organs and regenerative therapies. “Almost all tissues and organs need blood vessels to survive and work properly. This...

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