Chicago company 3D-bioprints mini human heart

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, experts are able to bioprint a heart that’s smaller than a human’s but still close in structure. Read more HERE. 


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