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Abhijit Dey
Abhijit Dey • Feb 6, 2013

Success Of 3D Printed Stem Cells Can Make Way To Ban On Animal Drug Testing

3D printing has recently caught the eyes of every developer out there, giving us better 3D printers. A replica of any object, even mechanical ones were made possible. And now, the scientific community has come up with another breakthrough, where they were able to develop a method to 3D print human embryonic stem cells in various sizes.


The method was developed by a team at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Though researchers have been successful in printing 3D cells, embryonic cell cultures, which are pretty delicate, have been printed in three dimensions for the first time.

Human embryonic stem cells have the ability to replicate any kind of body tissue. This would open up opportunities in organ transplants and eliminate the need of donors. This model would prove perfect for testing on human tissue models, completely eradicating the use of animals for testing.

Source: Engadget

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