Photonics.com: 3D-printed patch mends hearts

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Biomedical Engineering Professor Paul Campagnola is a collaborator on the research featured in this Photonics.com article.

A new 3D-laser-printed patch has been developed that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Alabama-Birmingham used laser-based 3D bioprinting techniques to incorporate stem cells derived from adult human heart cells on a matrix that began to grow and beat synchronously in a dish in the lab. Read more…