3D skin printing as simple as painting walls with a roller
Handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds.
Ink of the printer is “bio-ink” and it accelerates the healing process.
Bio ink is composed of mesenchymal stromal cells, which promote skin regeneration and reduces scarring.
Since 2018, the printer has gone through 10 redesigns to find the most suitable version for surgeries.
Prototype includes a single-use microfluidic printhead, a soft wheel that follows the track of the printhead.
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Axel Guenther - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Toronto.
Biofabrication - Scientific journal covering research that leads to the fabrication of advanced biological models, medical therapeutic products, and non-medical biological systems
Richard Cheng - Ph.D Candidate of Biomedical Engineering
Sunnybrook Hospital - Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute
University of Toronto Engineering News - Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering