Researchers study scaffolding for future 3D-printed tissue

05/9/2014 | American City Business Journals

Researchers at North Carolina State University are using software to explore the potential of various kinds of 3D-printed scaffolding for use in generating human tissue and organs. Binil Starly, director of the school's industrial engineering and systems engineering lab for Engineering Biological Tissue Systems, said the prospect of major organs like hearts and livers is a ways off. But much more immediate applications are seen for generating bone and skin, where "3D printing can play a dramatic role," Starly said.

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