A step closer to bio-printing transplantable tissues and organs: Study

University of Sydney

The research challenge – networking cells with a blood supply. One of the greatest challenges to the engineering of large tissues and organs is growing a network of blood vessels and capillaries, says Dr Bertassoni. Cells die without an adequate blood supply because blood supplies oxygen that’s necessary for cells to grow and perform a range of functions in the body. But this is what researchers have now achieved. What the researchers achieved Using a high-tech ‘bio-printer’, the researchers fabricated a multitude of interconnected tiny fibres to serve as the mold for the artificial blood vessels.

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