Edinburgh researchers first to 3D-print with human embryonic stem cells

Edinburgh researchers first to 3D-print with human embryonic stem cells

A 3d printing technique developed by researchers at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University is producing clusters of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for the first time. The team believes that the breakthrough in regenerative medicine could lead to animal-free drug testing, and provide the foundation for custom replacement organs built from a patient’s own genetic code —potentially eliminating the risk of transplant rejection and the need for organ donation. Until now, hESC cultures have been too delicate to print with People have already used 3D printing techniques with hardier human cells like bone marrow and skin, as well as the embryonic stem cells of mice, but until now hESC cultures have been too delicate to print with. In… Continue reading…

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Edinburgh researchers first to 3D-print with human embryonic stem cells

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