BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota researcher receives the school's first 'bioprinter'
Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Minnesota, recently received the gift of a lifetime — a new bioprinter, one of 20 worldwide distributed by a company called BioBots.
“I was just ecstatic because I had been wanting one for years,” she said.
What, exactly, is a bioprinter, and why is she so excited about it? Essentially, this machine — which is still in the experimental phase — allows her to explore the potential of one day being able to “print out” spare body parts such as ears or muscle fibers (and possibly complex organs like lungs or livers) for transplants. - See more at: http://btn.com/2015/06/11/btn-livebig-minnesota-researcher-receives-the-schools-first-bioprinter/#sthash.IUJT82v3.dpuf