Novel Stem Cell-Containing Bio-Ink Allows 3D Printing of Complex Tissues for Surgical Implants

June 24, 2016

(News-Medical) – Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new kind of bio-ink, which could eventually allow the production of complex tissues for surgical implants. The new stem cell-containing bio ink allows 3D printing of living tissue, known as bio-printing. The new bio-ink contains two different polymer components: a natural polymer extracted from seaweed, and a sacrificial synthetic polymer used in the medical industry, and both had a role to play.