Technion Inaugurates 3D Printing Center For Living Cells

Technion Inaugurates 3D Printing Center For Living Cells

Credit:screen capture

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology open a center for the printing of living cells, which will be open to all Technion scientists and researchers reports NoCamels.

Levenberg [faculty dean and head of the center] believes that the opening of the 3D bioprinting center will take the research to a new level. “I think it’s a very important step especially in the tissue engineering and biomaterial field because people now realize that the printers are important for engineering tissue for transplantation,” she says.

But how close are we to actually being able to print biological organs that can replace human donations? “I would say the first step is to print tissue for implantation in order to replace damaged tissue in the body,” the Technion scientist tells NoCamels, explaining that the creation of functional organs will be a more complex venture. “Let’s say the tissue printing by itself is complicated because you have a mixture of different cell types that have to be organized in the right orientation, differentiation and function.”

Tags: Israeli Innovation

More From Fellowship Blog

Fellowship Blog

Monday Devotional: The Lord Is Your Shadow

The greatest kindness that we can do for ourselves is to be profusely kind to everyone else!

Fellowship Blog

11 of the Best Pizza Parlors in Israel

Writers at Israel21c share the best pizza restaurants in Israel!

Fellowship Blog

Engraved in Our Hearts

An IDF soldier and commander, Zvi Ofer served in many of Israel's wars, received the Israeli Medal of Valor, and was killed pursuing terrorists in 1968.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.