Utilization of Bioprinting and 3D printing

Utilization of Bioprinting and 3D printing

What is bio-printing?

Bio-printing is a methodology utilized to deposit the living cells of humans into various specific shapes. This printing technique is utilized to form tissues and organs from these specific shapes.

Before going into details let’s discuss the technology briefly. In recent years we have seen a highly versatile increment in terms of bio-printing development. The bio-printing is utilized to manufacture bones, cartilage skin, and liver tissues.

The main aim of bio-printing is?

This bio-print methodology is utilized to construct shapes from time to time. The researchers of the University of Illinois Chicago manufactured a methodology to create bio-printed cell-loaded. These loaded cells are constructed by bioink which can modify itself from time to time similarly to tissues of the human body.

Bioink printing 

Bio-printing allows the crosslinked molecules to include the printing gel in itself, these molecules are UV-light sensitive, The methodology permits the shapes to change even after printing.

The methodology helps researchers and scientists to design the development of tissues according to the requirements. This change in shapes is made during the healing and development process after viewing the response of external stimuli, the model subjected to this change includes bones and cartilages.

The printing methods of bio-printers are very different instead of printing using plastic or metal, these printers use digitally instructed pipettes to layer the living cells. The bioink forms layer on top of one another to produce artificial living tissues in labs.

These artificial living tissues are used for medical research, they can act like mimic organs on miniature scales. They are super convenient to use and are the cheapest alternatives for human organ transplantation.

 What is 3D printing?

3D printing is a cutting-edge innovation otherwise also called additive manufacturing. It is a strategy used to produce three-dimensional solid objects by utilizing digital means.

These three-dimensional solid objects are shaped by using computerized records.

The main aim of 3D printing is?

It is one of the most flexible facilities that can help many designers to change the model easily without any type of additional setup, tools, or equipment. With the help of 3D printing, manufacturers are enabled to make devices that perfectly match the patient’s anatomy.

These are devices having extremely complex internal structures.

3D printed medical devices

3D printing technology not only has an impact on the field of medicine but is also used in many other fields. Its huge interest involves the fields like medical devices, foods, domestic or household items, and automotive parts.

3D printing is a new phase of medical advancement, especially in practising medicines and optimizing high power supply chains. Its main purpose is to provide cheap, and personalized medical services for the patient's health.

3D printing is utilized to print artificial organ models. These organ models are highly useful in terms of educating and pre-planning operations especially for helping surgeons and patients.

3D printed artificial organ model

Same concepts but different working:

Both the methodologies 3D printing and Bio-printing have the same concepts but they both work differently. They mechanically extrude specific substances to manufacture predefined structures. Yet both techniques are not designed to be utilized on the same materials or print the same things.

Utilization of Bioprinting and 3D printing written by Dr Moin Iqbal 

Dr Moin Iqbal MBBS is a Medical Practitioner and Writer. You can contact Dr Iqbal here.