KSAT channel 12 – The University of Texas at San Antonio Biomedical Engineering program acquired EnvisionTEC’s world-leading 3D-Bioplotter for tissue engineering and biofabrication research.
Teja Guda’s biomedical engineering lab at University of Texas at San Antonio started off testing the printer with silicone, and has moved into printing grafts for bones, skeletal muscle, pancreas tissue and more.
“The 3D printer is actually a bioplotter. So what’s unique about this one is that is capable of printing living cells within the material as you print it,” Teja Guda, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, said of the 3D-Bioplotter.
In particular, the UTSA team is working with the U.S. Army on research that could benefit men and women serving in the military who may be injured in combat.