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.