Thursday, March 13, 2014

Adult Eye Cells Survive the Printing Process

I think this is just the coolest biotech process I've seen recently!


Using a piezoelectric printhead, researchers at the University of Cambridge were able to print cells from an adult animal’s central nervous system, forming layers of two types of cells taken from the retinas of rats. Though the scientists were concerned that the delicate cells would not survive, they found that viability was not affected and that there were no significant differences between cultures of printed and traditionally prepared cells. Read more...

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