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Mapping The Future Direction For Bioprinting Research

The way research in bioprinting will be taken forward has been laid out in a roadmap for the field. Published today in IOP Publishing's Biofabrication, leading researchers define the status, challenges and opportunities in the field, and forecast the required advances in science & technology to overcome the challenges to a range of bioprinting techniques and applications. Dr. Vladimir Mironov, the CSO of VIVAX BIO, and Professor Lorenzo Moroni explore how researchers are pushing boundaries with bioprinting in space.

ISS cosmonauts bioprint bone tissue in space using 3dbio’s magnetic bioprinter

For the first time in the world, Russian scientists from 3D Bioprinting Solutions (3dbio) were able to bioprint bone tissue in space by growing fragments of bone structure in zero-gravity conditions. During experiments on the ISS, tissue samples were made from calcium phosphate ceramics, which were populated with living cells. These sample are now currently being comprehensively studied on Earth. In the future, this technology will enable the creation of bone implants for transplantation to cosmonauts on long-range interplanetary expeditions.


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  • Магнитный биопринтер Organ.Aut
  • Симпозиум "Биофабрикация в космосе" 11.04.2016
  • Научная конференция "Новые технологии в сфере биопринтинга". 11.02.2016
  • Научная конференция "Новые технологии в сфере биопринтинга". 11.02.2016