Episode 23: μ: Bioprinting
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Printing human organs? Replacing worn-out body parts with fresh, newly printed ones? This sounds like science fiction but in some ways, it's already here! From kidneys to bladders and even more complex organs the bizarre future of 3D-bioprinting is here! In this micro-materialism episode, we introduce a new producer, Ramsey Issa, to help separate fact from fiction when it comes to the materials science of bioprinting.

Articles Discussed:

  • 2014 Chua and Yeong, Bioprinting: Principles and Applications [LINK]
  • 2015 Ozbolat, Scaffold-Based or Scaffold-Free Bioprinting: Competing or Complementing Approaches?[LINK]
  • 2013 Atala, Printing a human kidney, TED-Ed [LINK]
  • 2020 Ward, How to build a body from scratch, altered carbon-style [LINK]
  • 2017 Mohamed, 3D printing human tissue: where engineering meets biology, TEDxStanleyPark [LINK]

This episode is sponsored by Matmatch. Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project! This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars and more.

Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

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Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator, co-host, production), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator, co-host, production), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa (co-host, production)

Keywords: bioprinting kidney organs tissue 3D-printing biomaterials

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