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Bio-Engineered Footballs

An exhibition of bio-engineered footballs was held at Cube Gallery Manchester (as part of Abandon Normal Devices 2012) from the 29th of August through to the 7th of September. Four prototype balls, each demonstrating bladder ...

Sep, 12

Production Time!

The video above (shot on my phone) shows the 3D printer (MakerBot Cupcake) in operation at DoES Liverpool – a fantastic workshop and makerspace in Liverpool City Centre, who have been really supportive in providing ...

Aug, 13

Time Lapse Imagery Results #2

Made another attempt at doing a 24 hour time lapse of the pig bladder muscle cells. This time I picked a flask which was more confluent (higher percentage of cells in flask) and I added ...

Jul, 21

Time Lapse Imagery Results #1

Well there are some positive and some negative results from yesterdays time-lapse imagery test. The imagery above shows a group of cells initially developing (you can see one long thin cell divide at about 8 ...

Jul, 17

Cell Time-Lapse Imagery Environment

I’ve been working on a technique for producing time-lapse imagery of processes of cell culture with which I’ve been engaged for over a year. Above is a picture of the assembly which I hope will ...

Jul, 09

3D Printed Scaffolds

After making the decision at the end of last year that the ball should be grown onto a 3D printed form which I will design (rather than using decellularized pigskin) I have been through various ...

Jul, 02

Laboratory Update

Quick update from the lab (warning! this is more geeky than usual.) To clarify: we are proposing, prototyping and developing a proof-of-concept clinically engineered football – a football which will be grown from living animal ...

Apr, 16

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