RIT researchers develop bioinks using BIO X bioprinter to promote organ regeneration

Institution

Rochester Institute of Technology

Team

Iris Rivero and Srikanthan Ramesh

Challenge

In order to promote cell function outside the body and move closer to tissue regeneration, a cell-friendly environment is essential. This environment must be biocompatible and functionalized in a way to promotes cells to develop in a manner that is natural and mimics what is found in the body. In the world of bioprinting, this is usually dictated by the bioink used.

Solution

The group is developing and testing a variety of biomaterials, ranging from biopolymers like PCL to materials like the body’s most abundant protein, collagen. They hope to produce an ideal bioink that mimics natural bone and can go through the extrusion bioprinting process of the CELLINK BIO X bioprinter.

Results

Hear about the groups plan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II24m6a7zyw

Read more

RIT 3D bioprinting searches for materials to help the body repair itself. 3D Printing Industry. March 2019. 3dprintingindustry.com.

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