Gallery: The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Ol...

 

With large companies such as Organovo and Autodesk teaming up to fabricate living tissue, you might think that bioprinting is out of the scope of the average DIYer. But when it comes to technology, human ingenuity is an incredible thing, and just because you don’t own an expensive piece of a equipment doesn’t mean you can join the organic 3D-printing revolution. Thanks to a modification by Instructables member Patrik, an old abandoned HP5150 inkjet printer can be transformed into a DIY bioprinter.

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  1. Tamra Scott-Hunt October 31, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    3D printed thyroids made with a patients own stem cells for those of us who really regret letting our doctors talk us into thyroidectomies we didn\\\’t need. That could make millions in the Stop The Thyroid Madness community. I\\\’d sign up for that!

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