Russian Scientists Will 3D Print Living Tissue On-Board the ISS

Published by , December 30, 2016 1:40 am

(3Ders.org) Russian scientists are planning to install and operate a 3D bioprinter aboard the International Space Station. The Russian scientists believe that significant progress in bioprinting can be achieved by placing equipment in microgravity conditions, since the lack of gravity could potentially help to keep deposited cells in place.
Valentin Uvarov is department head for commercial projects of manned space exploration at Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Russia’s leading space manufacturer. In a recent interview with newspaper Izvestia, Uvarov explained the plan in full, telling the newspaper that his organization was planning to conduct an experiment that would use magnetic field manipulation to 3D print living tissue on board the ISS.