Stories tagged tissue

Jan
02
2010

New device prints human tissue

The manufacture of replacement body parts just might happen this year. Organovo just took delivery of the world's first production grade 3D bio-printer developed for them by Invetech.
The printer includes two print heads, one for placing human cells, and the other for placing a hydrogel, scaffold, or support matrix. The position of a capillary tip, can position droplets of "ink" containing virtually any cell type, with micron accuracy.

"Invetech plans to ship a number of 3D bio-printers to Organovo during 2010 and 2011 as a part of the instrument development program. Organovo will be placing the printers globally with researchers in centers of excellence for medical research." Organovo press release

First eye bank

by Liza on May. 09th, 2006
America's first eye bank opened on May 9, 1944, in New York. The eye bank was also the first organization founded to facilitate the transfer of human tissue from donor to patient. Interested in being an eye donor after your death? Try the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank.