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Portuguese Researchers Review Potential of 4D Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine

Written by David

January 29, 2019

3D printing has been progressing rapid-speed over the past few years, with numerous forays to the next level into 4D printing, whether in serious world-changing endeavors or those that are creative and sometimes even whimsical, such as fashion. Now, researchers see that 4D advancements in bioprinting may trickle down to doctor’s offices too. Authors Pedro Morouço and João Gil of Biofabrication RDi Group, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal) expand on their findings in Four-Dimensional Bioprinting for Regenerative Medicine: Mechanisms to Induce Shape Variation and Potential Applications . Regenerative medicine is a central focus in bioprinting as researchers around the world try to overcome the challenges of sustaining living tissue in the lab. The end goal, the holy grail of bioprinting, will be to eventually fabricate human organs in the lab—or perhaps even in clinical practice—meaning the elimination of donor lists, organ […]

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