Breathtaking bioprinting: ‘breathing’ lung model 3D printed

Written by Georgi Makin

Bioengineers at Rice University (TX, USA) have taken a great leap towards bioprinting replacement organs, with a breakthrough technique for the 3D printing of intricate vascular networks imitating blood, air and lymph systems, amongst others. Banner image: ‘Bioprinting research from the lab of Rice University (TX, USA) bioengineer, Jordan Miller, featured a visually stunning proof-of-principle: a scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac with airways and blood vessels that never touch yet still provide oxygen to red blood cells.’ Photo by Jordan Miller/Rice University. Credit: Rice University, available via press release.  Recently featured on the cover of Science, a team of...

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