Scientists Blend Organs, Add Strong Soap, and Create New Bioactive Material

Scientists Blend Organs, Add Strong Soap, and Create New Bioactive Material

Scientists Blend Organs, Add Strong Soap, and Create New Bioactive Material

(Digital Trends, 08/09/17)

Bioactive “tissue papers” have been invented by scientists and engineers at Northwestern University. The new bioactive materials, which are made by blending up organs, may be used in regenerative medicine to more effectively heal wounds or boost hormone production in young cancer patients.

Developed by members of Ramille Shah’s Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (TEAM) Lab at Northwestern Medicine, the bioactive papers were initially discovered by accident, as a postdoctoral fellow was trying to apply one of the lab’s 3D-printing techniques to work with specific tissues and organs.

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