New Bio-Ink for 3D Bio-Printing with Stem Cells Invented [ Current Affairs ]


A new stem cell-containing bio-ink has been developed by the scientists who allow 3D printing of complex existing matters that may be recycled for surgical implants. From the University Of Bristol, England the medical breakthrough was successfully invented by scientists.

  • In the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials the study in this regard was printed.

Key Facts

  • The new bio ink enclosing stem cells permits scientists to 3D print of existing tissue which is also identified as bio-printing.
  • The ink comprises two different polymer components: a natural polymer and a sacrificial synthetic polymer.
  • The natural polymer was removed from seaweed.
  • It delivers structural support when the cell nutrients are introduced.
  • The synthetic polymer used in the medical industry benefits the bio-ink to change its state from liquid to solid when the temperature is raised.
  • The special bio-ink construction has assisted scientists to concept complex living 3D architectures after it was extruded from a retrofitted bench top 3D printer, as a liquid that later changed to a gel at 37°C.

What is stem cell?

  • Stem cell is an identical cell of a multicellular creature which is accomplished of generous rise to forever more cells (through mitosis) of the same type and from which assured other types of cell may be shaped by the cellular differentiation.
  • In the stem cell treatments new mature cells are familiarized into the damaged flesh through the involvement strategy to treat the disease.
  • These treatments have possible to change the face of curative human diseases and improve suffering.

- Published on: June 28, 2016