Biomaterials

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers find naturally-derived materials, containing ash spheres, fit for 3D printing.

    Researchers find naturally-derived materials fit for 3D printing

    According to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the presence of minerals called ‘ash’ in plants makes little difference to the fitness of new naturally-derived compound materials designed for additive manufacturing, a team at the Laboratory found. The researchers found that moderate levels of ash – sometimes found as spheres in biomass –…

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  • LithaBone HA 480 released by Lithoz

    Lithoz, a global leader in ceramic additive manufacturing, through intensive cooperation with users of their previous bone substitute materials for ceramic 3D printing, has developed the new LithaBone HA 480 material. The material was developed to make the use of 3D printing for bone replacements more effective and more economically…

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  • UMaine, in partnership with ORNL, prints BioHome3D using bio-based materials - such as wood fibers and bio-resins.

    UMaine prints BioHome3D using wood fibers and bio-resins

    The University of Maine (UMaine) Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) has unveiled ‘BioHome3D’ – the first 3D printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. BioHome3D was developed with funding from the US Department of Energy’s Hub and Spoke program between the UMaine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Partners…

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  • Brinter to take Brinter One bioprinter on European road show. Showcasing the printer at institutions in Estonia, Germany, and Poland.

    Brinter to take Brinter One bioprinter on European road show

    Finnish 3D bioprinting company, Brinter, is taking its modular 3D bioprinter on a European road trip this week – stopping in Estonia, Germany, and Poland. The printer’s first stop will be at the University of Tartu, on 12 November. On its tour, Brinter will do live demonstrations of bioprinting and…

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  • Carbon’s bioabsorbable elastomer shows biocompatibility. Samples have been designated as non-toxic with a range of full absorption times.

    Carbon’s bioabsorbable elastomer shows biocompatibility in vivo

    Carbon’s developmental bioabsorbable elastomer platform has demonstrated biocompatibility in vivo, with all samples being designated as non-toxic and exhibiting tunable times for full absorption. This latest milestone indicates the elastomer’s potential future development in biomedical lattice applications such as soft tissue repair, wound dressings, and nerve conduits. The Silicon-Valley based…

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  • GREENFILL3D wins 'ECOinvestor in the Food Industry' award. For the ECO POS project which was made using wheat bran-based 3D printing.

    GREENFILL3D wins ‘ECOinvestor in the Food Industry’ award

    GREENFILL3D, a Polish startup creating innovative biomaterials (based on wheat bran and other materials) for 3D printing, has won the ‘ECOinvestor 2022 in the Food Industry’ award. The competition is organized by BIKOTECH – the publisher of AGRO Industry and Nowości Handlowe magazines, as well as the organizer of the…

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  • Present and near future of sustainable plastics for AM

    There is worldwide consensus among governments, companies, consumers, and public opinion on the necessity to improve sustainability in manufacturing, use of natural resources, economy, living standards, etc. Plastics that can contribute to sustainability are known as SPs and sustainable plastics for AM can accelerate the transition to more sustainable plastics…

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  • CollPlant advances 3D bioprinted regenerative breast implants. By initiating a study in large animals for its breast implant program.

    CollPlant advances 3D bioprinted regenerative breast implants

    CollPlant, a regenerative and aesthetics medicine company developing innovative technologies and products for tissue regeneration and organ manufacturing, has initiated a study in large animals for its 3D bioprinted regenerative breast implant program – addressing the reported $2.8 billion global breast implant market. “This study is a quantum leap in…

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  • CELLINK and IISc to establish a Centre of Excellence in India. Focussing on advancing medical research through 3D bioprinting.

    CELLINK and IISc to establish a Centre of Excellence in India

    CELLINK, a global leader in developing 3D bioprinters, and The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are partnering to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for 3D bioprinting in Bengaluru, India. The CoE, the first of its kind in the sub-continent, will be housed in the Centre for BioSystems Science and…

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  • Puredyne refines bioprinting process. Using Puredyne print heads and precision dispensing needles from the Japanese manufacturer, Tecdia.

    Puredyne refines bioprinting process

    When 3D bioprinting with organic substances, it is hard to overstate the importance of not damaging the cells. Print heads from Puredyne, a brand of the established dispensing specialist ViscoTec, already prioritize this through demonstrably high-precision and low-shear dispensing, although the printing results are always dependent on the dispensing needle used,…

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