"Living Ink" Bioprinter Could Revolutionize Transplant Medicine

A bioprinter creating a one-third replica of a human nose using organic material
Friday, May 22, 2015

The laboratory of a University of Minnesota researcher has been selected as one of 20 worldwide to receive one of the first bioprinters. In today's Star Tribune, Prof. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari is interviewed about the machine, which researchers hope will solve a major problem in transplant medicine: a lack of healthy, compatible organs for patients who need them. The article notes, "At labs across the country, researchers have used bioprinters like hers to produce transplantable ears, bone and muscle."