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Be in the know about BIOLIFE4D and the progress made so far – this is the company that has our hearts!  To learn more, CLICK HERE.

By Spencer Feingold | Oct 9 | Cheddar An Illinois-based biomedical technology firm, BIOLIFE4D, reached a watershed moment last month after successfully 3D bioprinting a miniaturized human heart. While not intended for human transplants, the mini heart was a major breakthrough in bioprinting and is expected to have broad implications for pharmaceutical testing. To Read…

By Steven Ghosett, Sept. 6, 2019 “Our goal is to have this technology available to the people that need it the most and provide a life-saving option for these patients,” he said. “As with any new technology, it should be monitored so it’s not exploited for the wrong purposes.” To reach more, CLICK HERE. 

By Carlota V.​ |Sept. 16, 2019  Dr. Ravi Birla, Chief Science Officer at BIOLIFE4D explains: “We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished, from the ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue last summer to a mini heart with full structure now. We believe we are at the forefront of whole heart bioengineering, a…

By Vanesa Listek | Sept 19, 2019With the structure of a full-sized heart and four internal chambers, the mini heart is replicating partial functional metrics compared to a full-sized heart – as close as anyone has gotten to producing a fully functional heart through 3D bioprinting. To read more, CLICK HERE

By Mark Terry | Sep 16, 2019  In the case of BIOLIFE4D’s heart, they developed a proprietary bioink with a unique composition of different extracellular matrix compounds. These compounds are very similar to the properties of a mammalian heart. The company also developed a novel bioprinting algorithm made up of printing parameters optimized for the…

By Anicka Slachta | Sept 10, 2019 According to a statement from BIOLIFE4D, the mini-heart was made possible through a combo of a proprietary bioink and a bioprinting algorithm optimized for whole-heart printing. When the bioink—a blend of different extracellular matrix compounds that closely mimic the properties of a mammalian heart—is combined with patient-derived cardiomyocytes,…

By Leah Hope|Sept 9, 2019| ABC News Now the scientists who made the mini heart, which is the size of a cherry, will refine the hearts function and eventually increase the size. The idea is to eventually have the 3D engineered hearts made from the patient’s blood and custom made for the patient’s needs. Read…

By Georgina Torbet|Sept 9, 2019|Digital Trends A company called Biolife4D has developed the technology to print human cardiac tissue by collecting blood cells from a patient and converting these cells to a type of stem cell called Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells. The technology could eventually be used to create thousands of much-needed hearts for…

By Jesse Damiani|Sept 9, 2019|Forbes Though smaller in size, the 3D-printed organ features the same cellular structure as a full-sized human heart. The company sees this first example as a roadmap toward bioprinting a full-size human heart. Read more HERE.

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