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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Super Productive 3D Bioprinter Speeding Drug Development

Another example.  Have now heard many such claims regarding drug development. How many are being used effectively? Here is another. 

Super Productive 3D Bioprinter Could Speed Drug Development

UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

June 8, 2021

A three-dimensional (3D) bioprinter developed by researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) that can produce large batches of custom biological tissues at record speed could accelerate drug development. The new bioprinting method can produce a tissue sample in just 10 seconds, compared to hours with traditional methods. The researchers designed 3D models of biological structures on a computer, which slices the models into 2D snapshots and transfers them to millions of microscopic-sized mirrors, which are digitally controlled to project patterns of violet light in the form of these snapshots. After the light patterns are shined onto a solution that solidifies upon exposure to light, the structure is printed a layer at a time in a continuous fashion. UCSD’s Shangting You said, “What we are developing here are complex 3D cell culture systems that will more closely mimic actual human tissues, and that can hopefully improve the success rate of drug development.”  ... '

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