3-D bioprinted stem-cell tissue to treat kidney disease in future
Scientists to create 3-D bio-printed stem cell-based tissues for treating chronic kidney disease.
Uses a computer-guided pipette to place living cells in layers to create artificial living tissue.
The first kidney organoid, size of the tip of a finger, was developed in 2015.
These mini-kidneys help to understand how kidneys develop and how kidney disease occurs.
The new program will pave way for new therapeutic options for end-stage renal disease.
Collaborative effort by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Leiden University and Organovo.