Capillary system engineered by bioprinting vessels

Written by Georgi Makin

A collaborative research team from Washington (WA, USA) has engineered a capillary system by bioprinting vessels 100 micrometers in diameter, engraved in a collagen base. In an effort to develop a biological model for researching the effects of diseases on human capillaries, a collaborative team from the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (all WA, USA) has engineered a capillary system by bioprinting vessels 100 micrometers in diameter, engraved in a collagen base. The research, published in Science Advances, describes how the model was initially used to study...

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