Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Articles
The feasibility of 'printing' replacement tissue
Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue in patients. Reporting in Nature Biotechnology, the scientists said they printed ear, bone and muscle structures. When implanted in animals, the structures matured into functional tissue and developed a system of blood vesse...