China makes world’s first 3D blood vessel bio-printer

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A biotechnological company in China has said that it has developed the world’s first 3D blood vessel bio-printer that makes it possible to produce personalised functional organs.

Sichuan Revotek Co. Ltd., based in Chengdu, said the significant breakthrough has been achieved through its self-developed stem cell bio-ink technology, 3D bio-printer and cloud computing platform, the China Daily reported.

Chairman of the company Yang Keng said,”the creative breakthrough in the 3D blood vessel bio-printing means we have mastered the stem cell-based 3D bio-printing technology.”

Blood vessels that transport nutrients to organs are indispensable elements when creating any organs, according to James Kang, an expert who led the programme.

Kang’s team has created a novel type of bio-ink – “Biosynsphere”, whose primary goal is the personalised stem cell bio-printing to pave the way for organ regeneration.

He said, “We have successfully realized the blood vessel regeneration by relying on the 3D bio-printer, the biosynsphere technology and the data model based on cloud computing.”

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