José Luis Jorcano at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has developed a 3D bioprinter capable of replicating the structure of skin. The human-like skin that is produced includes an epidermal layer that protects against the environment, and a collagen-producing dermis that provides elasticity and strength.
The bioink material contains human plasma, and primary human fibroblasts and keratinocytes obtained from biopsies.
Currently, 100 cm2 of the printed skin is able to be produced in 35 minutes.
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