Scientists working toward 3D printing graphene-based functional nerves

Researchers at Michigan Technological University are gaining progress in their work to 3D print replacement nerves using 3D bioprinting techniques. The team has developed polymer materials that can act as a scaffold for growing tissues and is working on integrating graphene as the electrical conductor.

If successful, the combination of the suitable bio-inks, printing technology and conductive graphene may enable the creation of electricity-based medical applications, like functional nerve tissues that can be transplanted into patients.

Posted: May 13,2015 by Roni Peleg