Bio-artificial tissue scaffold

Bio-artificial tissue scaffold

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Caption: Bio-artificial tissue scaffold. Researcher holding a sample of bio-artificial tissue created by 'printing' living cells into a polymer scaffold. The technique, known as 'pressure assisted spinning' uses three inkjet needles nested inside one another to seperately deliver cells, a viscous polymer and pressurised air. This technique arranges cells more precisely than other bioprinter technologies. Bioprinters such as this could one day build artificial tissues and organs for replacement organ surgery. Photographed in 2009 at the laboratory of Suwan Jayasinghe at the University College London, UK.

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