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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

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

Anthony Atala on Growing Organs

Our production schedule is well underway: mouse cells are growing but need more! scaffold in development new source identified for pigs bladder tissue material So this week I decided to revisit a TED (Technology, Enertainment ...

Apr, 02

new weekly blog posts….

This is the first of my new weekly dispatches from the UK Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Centre (Liverpool) where I am working as an artist in residence.  Tissue engineering is a field growing in importance: ...

Mar, 19

#3 – 3D FORMS

Having achieved cell adherence onto different patch materials it will be important to attempt to grow cells onto 3D forms, starting with some simple cubes of mesh and work towards growing the cells onto a ...

Mar, 12


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