Startup hopes to print out replacement breast tissue

06/11/2013 | American City Business Journals

A new technique that employs a modified Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 340 inkjet printer acting as a 3D printer may in the future generate replacement breast tissue for lumpectomy and mastectomy patients. The printer "shoots out proteins instead of ink and captures tissue on specialized gel instead of paper" to generate the breast tissue, said Laura Bosworth-Bucher, CEO and co-founder of TeVido BioDevices. The company is seeking funds for further research and development.

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