Vascular structures 3D printed following biomaterial discovery

Written by Georgi Makin

Scientists have discovered a novel biomaterial that has allowed for the 3D printing of tissue-like vascular structures. Scientists have discovered a novel biomaterial that has allowed for the 3D printing of tissue-like vascular structures. Described in Nature Communications, the international team led by Professor Alvaro Mata (University of Nottingham and Queen Mary University London, both UK) claims to have developed a way to 3D print graphene oxide and a protein capable of organizing tubular structures, thus replicating tissue-like characteristics. “This work offers opportunities in biofabrication by enabling simultaneous top-down 3D bioprinting and bottom-up self-assembly of synthetic and biological components in...

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