3D printed "block" of embryonic stem cells could be used to build human tissue structures and micro-organs

11/07/2015 - 14:55

Chinese and U.S. scientists have developed a 3-D printing method capable of producing embryoid bodies — highly uniform “blocks” of embryonic stem cells. These cells, which are capable of generating all cell types in the body, could be used to build tissue structures and potentially even micro-organs.

The results were published Wednesday Nov. 4 in an open-access paper in the journal Biofabrication.


Ref: Three-dimensional bioprinting of embryonic stem cells directs highly uniform embryoid body formation. Biofabrication (4 November 2015) | DOI: 10.1088/2057-1976/1/4/045001