Live tis­sue 3D printer de­buts

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - IPSPECIAL - CHINA. COM. CN

China’s first do­mes­ti­cally de­vel­oped 3D printer ca­pa­ble of print­ing out hu­man tis­sues and other bio­ma­te­ri­als was re­cently un­veiled in the provin­cial cap­i­tal Hangzhou. The de­vel­oper, Hangzhou Dianzi Univer­sity, cal­lls the printer Regen­ovo and said it has suc­cess­fully “printed” hu­man ear car­ti­lage and liver cells in smaller pro­por­tions by us­ing bio­com­pat­i­ble poly­mers, in­or­ganic ma­te­rial, hy­dro­gel and live cells as raw ma­te­ri­als. Regen­ovo can be used to print out live cells, with a 90 per­cent sur­vival rate.

XU YU / XIN­HUA

A re­searcher uses Regen­ovo to print tis­sues.

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