Tissue Engineering: producing tissue and organs through lithography -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Tissue Engineering: producing tissue and organs through lithography

28.05.2019

Image: illustration of the production of tissues and organs with lithography; Copyright: F. Pampaloni, BRIGHTER, 2019

A hydrogel composed of living cells and photosensitive molecules is deposited in a special cuvette. A thin laser light sheet illuminates the gel following a programmed pattern (green beam). This leads to the formation of 3D micro-structures that reproduce the tissue architecture and function.

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