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6 August 2019
ROSTOV SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED A BIO-PRINTER FOR CREATING LIVING TISSUE
Don State Technical University has developed a bioprinter for printing volume structures for tissue engineering.
The functional prototype of the bioprinter BION-F was made using additive technologies. Expert of Joint Research Laboratory "Engineering in medicine" Sergey Chapek is the development author. The equipment can be used to print bioactive carcasses of a materials mixture that support the cells viability.
– Bioprinting is an additive manufacturing process where biomaterials are combined into structures similar to tissue. Special biomaterials allow to create tissue that is most similar to natural are used, – told Sergey Chapek.
According to the expert, it takes from 20 minutes to several hours to grow one scaffold. The process duration depends on size and structure to print.
In the future, the bioprinter developed at DSTU can be used for tissue printing for regenerative medicine, cosmetic surgery, pharmaceutical testing and pharmaceuticals selection.

Additive technologies are a set of technologies that create a 3D object by adding material leaf-by-leaf.