The Engineer Q&A: 3D bioprinting

Your chance to ask questions about one of the most fascinating crossovers between engineering and medicine

This month we’re looking for your questions on 3D bioprinting: the use of additive manufacturing techniques to manipulate living cells so that they form tissues and vessels that can be implanted into the body. We have a panel of experts including engineers from the University of Sydney, Notingham University’s advanced manufacturing centre; Swansea University and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina, which was the first to engineer functional organs.

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A heart valve, printed at Cornell University in New York

This Q&A is now closed for questions. We will publish answers in our next issue and online.