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By Lisa Chavarria | Sep 9, 2019 |Chicago Company Creates Miniature Human Heart BIOLIFE4D’s innovative 3D bioprinting process provides the ability to reprogram a patient’s own (white) blood cells to iPS cells, and then to differentiate those iPS cells into different types of cardiac cells needed to 3D bioprint individual cardia components and ultimately, a…

by Clare Scott | Dec 27, 2018 | 3D Printing, Medical 3D Printing | The stream of 3D printing news coming from the medical world is almost constant. From 3D printed implants to complex medical models to actual human tissue, there are so many developments happening so rapidly that it’s almost impossible to keep up. Look at what has happened in one…

The emerging tech company, BIOLIFE4D recently announced it has successfully 3D printed human cardiac tissue. This tissue can be used in people who have acute heart failure to help restore lost heart function. This is a huge step toward 3D printing an actual human heart viable for transplant. Learn more about how 3D printers are…

By Emilia Benton, Correspondent  Updated 10:11 am CDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 According to U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation, hundreds of thousands of patients across the U.S. are currently on a waiting list for a transplanted organ, and 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant. However, researchers within the Texas Medical Center…

A 3-D bioprinted cardiac patch may offer healing to patients with acute myocardial infarction as well as pave the way for an entire human heart replacement. Biolife4D has achieved a milestone in its ultimate quest to develop human organs for transplant. The company recently announced that it has developed a cardiac patch using a highly specialized…

Sept. 11th, 2018 Bioprinting has taken off following a dramatic discovery by Shinya Yamanaka and Sir John Gurdon, who a Nobel Prize for their work in 2012. Adult ordinary cells can now be reprogrammed to make stem cells – called induced pluripotent stem cells – which can be used to make any other cell in…

Sept. 6th, 2018 The financial year of 2017/18 saw the highest number of organs ever donated in the UK. However, as organ donation figures continue to rise so too does the demand for transplants. By 2020 a new opt-out system for organ donation could be put in place across England if parliament approves “Max’s Law”. However,…

Jul 3, 2018 Around 20 people in the United States die every day waiting for a replacement organ. There simply aren’t enough people donating organs to save all of these people, but this isn’t even the biggest problem. Donated organs only last so long before the recipient’s body starts rejecting them, and medication can only delay…

July 02, 2018 A Skokie biotech startup is one step closer to its goal of 3-D printing a transplant-worthy human heart. BioLife4D has successfully used 3-D bioprinting technology to create a human cardiac patch, which founder Steven Morris says could ultimately help repair damaged hearts and will be a blueprint for further innovation. Read more…

June 26, 2018 Conceptual Design celebrates the projects that are yet to be realized. They are creative ideas, imagined future states or thought pieces intended to start a conversation. This category rewards the blue sky thinking that is needed to drive design forward. Read more HERE

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