3D Bioprinter Can Print Human Skin: Page 2 of 2

Researchers in Spain have developed a 3D bioprinter that can create functional human skin for use in transplants, research, or cosmetic and chemical testing.

firm specializes in regenerative medicine and is the commercial distributor for the technology.

Researchers are currently in the process of winning approval by various European regulatory agencies to guarantee that the skin produced is adequate for use in transplants on patients with burns and other skin problems, they said. The skin also can be used to test pharmaceutical products, as well as cosmetics and consumer chemical products where current regulations require testing that does not use animals.

Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She currently resides in a village on the southwest coast of Portugal.

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