Korean researchers have developed the plans for a new 3D bioprinter and released them as an open source document. By offering this data for free, these researchers are allowing scientists and medical professionals across the globe easier access to the ability to print tissues, organs, and other bio-materials for their patients.
For example, 3D bioprinters have previously been used to print skin for burn victims as well as patches that can treat heart disease.
The plans for the 3D bioprinter suggest such a machine can be constructed at an affordable cost with the hope that this will allow the technology to spread faster and become more commonly used in medical research and treatments.
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