3D Printed Human Skin

3D Printed Human Skin

Two engineering students from the University of Toronto, who were named the Canadian winners of the 2014 James Dyson Award last month for inventing a bioprinter that can 3D print functional human skin using a patient’s own cells.

The device prints large, continuous layers of tissue that recreate natural skin.

Hair follicles, sweat glands, and other human skin complexities can be printed with the device, providing an on-demand skin graft for burn victims using the patient’s own cells.

PrintAlive, no larger than a microwave is portable and can print skin grafts on the go, potentially revolutionizing burn care in rural and developing areas around the world.

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