Most people use 3D photo printers to shape plastic material. But some are using them to shape cells.
A team of scientists at Heriot-Watt School in Scotland, led by Will Shu, has built a publishing device that can lay down individual control cells in small areas. Printing individual cells has been done before, with cuboid marrow or skin. Those types of cells, however, are strong as opposed to more sensitive embryonic control cells.
“The strategy will allow us to create more precise individual cells designs which are essential to in vitro medication development and toxicity-testing. Since the majority of medication development is focusing on individual disease, it is practical to use individual cells.” Shu said in an argument.
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