Out of Ink? Try Printing Live Cells

Researchers have successfully "printed" bacteria, yeast, and animal cells using the common home-office technology of inkjet printing. Using printing technology is of interest to biomaterials researchers because it is a precise, simple, rapid and clean process that avoids contamination.

Scientists are currently examining ways to manipulate living cells using the same technology. Is it realistic to imagine 'printing' living tissue?

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Paul Calvert, professor in the department of materials and textiles, University of Massachusetts

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