Stem cells survive being "printed" in 3D pattern

02/5/2013 | LiveScience.com

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland developed a three-dimensional printer that can gently place living stem cells in uniform droplets, a step toward the possible construction of tissues and organs. More than 95% of the cells were alive a day following printing and more than 89% were alive after three days while maintaining a marker for pluripotency. The findings were reported in the journal Biofabrication.

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