Neural cell integration accelerates bioprinted muscle cell regeneration

Written by Georgi Makin

Neural cell integration accelerates bioprinting muscle cells
CREDIT: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)

Scientists from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM; NC, USA) have developed a skeletal muscle tissue engineering technique to better integrate neural cells into bioprinted muscle tissues. Scientists from the WFIRM have reportedly improved upon a 3D bioprinting technique to better integrate neural cells into bioengineered skeletal muscle tissue. Traditional approaches to treating extensive muscle defects are typically very difficult, often requiring reconstructive surgery and muscle grafts, whereby the integration of nerves can be incredibly challenging. The team hopes that this is a crucial step towards the possibility of using bioengineered skeletal muscle tissues for treating patients, emphasizing...

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