Novel bioink presents opportunity for bioprinting directly into the body

Written by Georgi Makin

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CREDIT: Ohio State University

A collaborative team of researchers has developed a bioink that could be used to bioprint tissue directly into the body. A collaborative team comprising researchers from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (CA, USA), Ohio State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (OH, USA) and Pennsylvania State University Department of Chemical Engineering (PA, USA) has designed a novel bioink for the direct bioprinting of tissue into the body. “This bioink formulation is 3D printable at physiological temperature and can be crosslinked safely using visible light inside the body,” explained the study’s first author, Ali Asghari (Ohio State University). Described...

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