Inkjet Bio-Printing the Skin

Niko Vegt
April 14th 2010

In the series of bio-printer stories this inkjet-like bio-printer seems to be the most convincing product to hit the market soon. It sprays skin cells directly onto burn victims,  healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts. The printer is developed for military applications at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Currently they are in the 'pig test phase'. This is one step away from tests on humans.

Such a printer is also interesting for the consumer market, especially for families with little children. The band-aids with colorful prints for children are hard to beat. But isn't a colorful printed skin much cooler?

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alfred angsa
Posted 07/03/2012 – 20:48

I would like to learn more about bio printing of human skin cells. thanks a lot.

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