These researchers are beginning new work using 3D Bioprinting (3D printing using biological materials and live cells). Internal funds have been awarded through the OVPR Research Infrastructure initiative as well as the Medical School and other University of Minnesota institutes and investigators to fund a new bioprinting facility to be directed by this Principal Investigator. There are many investigators interested in using this facility, which will require MSI use to render CT scans and other stacked 3D image files into the proper format for use in bioprinting. The ultimate goals are to bioprint tissues and organs for many uses including, but not limited to, transplantation, tissue modeling for drug screening, study of cell behavior, and assessment of novel hydrogels.
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