One Step towards Artifical Liver Models:
The sophisticated tools of the GeSiM bioprinters enable high-level tissue engineering. Here we present a recent paper published by the Centre for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research at the Faculty of Medicine of TU Dresden.
The liver is a pretty complex organ, consisting of different cell types with specific functions, arranged at particular patterns like small “lobules”. Bioengineering of 3D liver constructs is therefore challenging but offering great potential for drug screening/ toxicity testing as well as for disease models. One part of this study was the development of a co-culture system with the Core/Shell extruder on a GeSiM BS3.1 bioprinter. The Core/Shell tool ensures high contact areas between the two different phases.