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3d printer for stem cells

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Elegran Wed 21-Oct-15 09:18:31

A team of researchers at Heriot Watt University's School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, in conjunction with Roslin Cellab, have developed a 3d printer delicate enough to print stem cells. They plan to use it to make miniature 3D human tissue to test pharmaceutical drugs, cutting out the need for animal testing.

LullyDully Wed 21-Oct-15 12:10:29

Wonderful. From what I see a 3D printer it has had such positive uses such as the little girl with the new pink hands she was so proud of.

I saw a 3D printer in use at a school. The child had designed a robot on the computer and printed it out.

All the talk was of guns originally.

Onwards and upwards with technology used for the greater good.

ninathenana Wed 21-Oct-15 12:13:49

That's brilliant in all senses of the word.

ninathenana Wed 21-Oct-15 12:14:07

That's brilliant in all senses of the word.

Grannyknot Wed 21-Oct-15 12:21:43

You gotta love science.

Elegran Wed 21-Oct-15 12:42:48

The use that fascinated me was to print a tool in the space station from a design emailed up from earth. I am just waiting now for a replicator to print out tasty nourishing meals without shopping preparing or cooking. I suppose we will still have to wait weeks for a repair man to come when it breaks down.