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Cosmonaut aboard ISS begins experiment to print living tissue on 3D-bioprinter

Cosmonaut aboard ISS begins experiment to print living tissue on 3D-bioprinter | Photo Credit: Thinkstock Moscow: Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko who arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on December 3 has started an experiment to print living tissues on the 3D-bioprinter delivered to the orbital outpost by the new crew, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. “As of now, the first results of the experiment have already been obtained: the organic construct of the mouse’s thyroid gland has been created in zero-gravity conditions,” Roscosmos said in a statement on Thursday. The Soyuz MS-11 carrying Roscosmos’ Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency launched at 6.31 am on December 3 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Besides other science experiments, they also carried the Organ-Avt bioprinter — developed to carry out the world’s first experiment for printing living tissues. The magnetic 3D-bioprinter has […]

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