3D printing used for stem cells

A 3D printing technique that produces clusters of stem cells could speed up progress towards creating artificial organs, Edinburgh scientists have claimed

In the more immediate future it could be used to generate biopsy-like tissue samples for drug testing.

The technique relies on an adjustable “microvalve” to build up layers of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).

It has been developed by scientists at Heriot Watt University.

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Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

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