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Bioprinting shows us some more skin

January 24, 2017View for printing

If a new bioprinter developed in Spain lives up to the hype, skin grafts taken from a person's own body may become a thing of the past. Created by a team at Carlos III University of Madrid, the machine is reportedly capable of 3D-printing sheets of functional human skin for use in research ... or for transplants.

While the details of how it works are being kept under wraps, the bioprinter is claimed to use bio-inks made up of plasma, proteins, skin cells and other biological components. A computer is used to selectively deposit these bio-inks on a print bed, in a precise manner.

Ben Coxworth

Full Story: http://newatlas.com/skin-bioprinter/ ... 2e-92465361
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