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3D-printing a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening


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Closely mimics the human liver’s sophisticated structure and function.

Honeycomb pattern using cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling.

90% of drugs don’t pass animal tests or human clinical trials.

The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Multidisciplinary scientific journal, official journal of the National Academy of Sciences


Professor and Chair of NanoEngineering Department at University of California San Diego.