Automation and Bioprinting

There is a growing trend of automated biology in recent life science research and development. In this issue of “From Academia”, we share with you two publications focusing on the eventual realization of automated bioprinting. The first article focus on a new 3D printing method that can produce self-supporting elastomeric microfluidics without sacrificial ink, therefore, reduces contamination while maintaining desired mechanical properties. The author suggests this methodology will allow automatable fabrication. The second article reports an automated one-step bioprinting technique for the production of COC-microbeads of reproducible size and shape and demonstrates that this 3D in vitro maturation (IVM) improves oocyte nuclear maturation and cytoplasmic parameters, biomarkers of oocyte bioenergetic and developmental potential.

From Academia” features recent, relevant, close to commercialization academic publications. Subjects include but not limited to healthcare 3D printing, 3D bioprinting, and related emerging technologies.

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3D printed self-supporting elastomeric structures for multifunctional microfluidics

Authored by Ruitao Su, Jiaxuan Wen, Qun Su, Michael S. Wiederoder, Steven J. Koester, Joshua R. Uzarski Michael C. McAlpine. Science Advances, October 2020 

One-step automated bioprinting-based method for cumulus-oocyte complex microencapsulation for 3D in vitro maturation

Authored by Antonella Mastrorocco, Ludovica Cacopardo, Nicola Antonio Martino, Diana Fanelli, Francesco Camillo, Elena Ciani, Bernard A. J. Roelen,Arti Ahluwalia, Maria Elena Dell’Aquila. PLOS ONE. 11 September 2020

3D Printed Drug Delivering Medical Devices

3D Printing Ceramic Implants

3D Bioprinting Knee, Aneurysm Model, 3D Organization Using Microfluidics

3D Printing Pharmaceuticals and Drug Delivery Devices

3D Bioprinting The Heart & Cardiovascular System

Machine Learning in 3D Printing and Bioprinting, a Collection of Recent Publications

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