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Netherlands uses 3D printing for Biofabrication

The University of Utrecht together with the officials has currently declared that they plan to go on board on a greatly determined program that will certainly facilitate them to print biological constructions, like different organs and living tissues, utilizing unique 3D printers. The famous Utrecht Biofabrication Facility (UBF) will be unwrapped to house the latest manufacturing facility.Italic Text

The unusual investment goes above $1.05 million and will be used for exploring further information about acquiring the necessary state-of-the-art equipment and biocompatible 3D printed results. This particular project is the pet project of some scientists at the Utrecht Science Park.

The Utrecht Biofabrication Facility will shortly accomodate an extraordinary set of 3D bioprinters and it will be able put down living cells on a substrate layer-by-layer, and in this way renovating three dimensional organs. There are loads of noteworthy budding applications for the said machine in the medical field. For example, people who have bone defects could obtain specially made prosthetics that will fill up the gaps caused by their missing tissues flawlessly. The magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography scans will gather the blueprints for each medical aid, and the one who will generate the needed prosthetics based on these very specific measurements are the printers.

The experts, together with the Utrecht Science Park, declare that they aim to install both a standard FDM/Stereolithography 3D printer and a BioScaffolder in the latest facility. These machines will be utilized to learn about the likelihood of printing with biocompatible substances that are accepted by the human body. Dr. Jos Malda, one of the professionals behind this fresh project stated, “Instead of lingering until a joint is roughly and totally worn out, we can study how to reproduce or arouse the body’s normal healing procedure with a portion of bone or cartilage that has been created layer by layer by a bioprinter.”

On the other hand, the faculty member said. “By regulating the printing temperature and the utilization of a special ‘bioink’ expanded in Utrecht, it is likely to print 3D organizations by using living cells. And what makes it more intricate is that the tissue must execute a function and must not only be three dimensional. “ There are two spotless rooms in the UBF each equipped with cell culture facilities and bioprinters. All cell management and work will be performed in germ-free surroundings. Regardless of being so advanced, the facility will permit right of entry for UMC students, therefore making it the only unrestricted 3D bioprinting facility in the whole world.

References:

1.SOFTPEDIA by Tudor Vieru http://news.softpedia.com/news/3D-Printing-to-Be-Used-for-Biofabrication-in-the-Netherlands-425651.shtml

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