3d printing meets biology
During my time in the Lewis Lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, our goal was to 3D print a vascular network, which would support developing tissue. The dream was to produce and sustain fully functional organs.
In order to do so, a system needed to be designed to house the 3D-printing and tissue experiments.
Organoid Perfusion system
I designed and manufactured (using a 3D bio-printer) a network of channels, which became vasculature after infusion with cells. Using this tissue, we managed to support developing tissue for over a month.