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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

L'Oreal 3D Printing Skin

In BBC Tech:

French cosmetics firm L'Oreal is teaming up with bio-engineering start-up Organovo to 3D-print human skin. ... It said the printed skin would be used in product tests. ... Organovo has already made headlines with claims that it can 3D-print a human liver but this is its first tie-up with the cosmetics industry.

L'Oreal currently grows skin samples from tissues donated by plastic surgery patients. It produces more than 100,000, 0.5 sq cm skin samples per year and grows nine varieties across all ages and ethnicities. ... " 

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