The inventors of a 3D bioprinter capable of printing human stem cells have now developed a synthetic DNA gel that allows them to print a three dimensional scaffold containing live cells. The process brings the Heriot-Watt University team closer to their ultimate aim of 3D-printing organs for transplant or drug-testing.

Read more about the invention in R&D Mag online.

This video from 2013 explains the team’s stem cell-printing process: