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Living Tissue to Be Hot Off the Printer

Wed January 22, 2003 05:51 PM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are turning to desktop printers in an effort to produce three-dimensional tubes of living tissue and possibly even entire organs.

Instead of using a degradable scaffold and covering it with cells to produce tissue, scientists in the United States are modifying ink jet printers and using cells to create 3D structures.

Full story from Reuters.com


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<i>Wed January 22, 2003 05:51 PM ET</i>
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are turning to desktop printers in an effort to produce three-dimensional tubes of living tissue and possibly even entire organs.

Instead of using a degradable scaffold and covering it with cells to produce tissue, scientists in the United States are modifying ink jet printers and using cells to create 3D structures.

<a href=http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;?type=healthNews&storyID=2092483>Full story from Reuters.com</a>


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doh, I messed up that tag, this was also crossposted to genepool.