Researchers are using these Philly-made "bioprinters" to make hearts, stomachs

BioBots makes a device that 3D-prints living cells instead of plastic. The company, founded by Penn grads, is headed to the SXSW Accelerator in Austin next month.

Danny Cabrera was a senior at Penn when opportunity knocked.

It came in the form of Ricardo Solorzano, a recent Penn bioengineering grad who had done his first two years at Miami Dade College, the same state school that Cabrera had transferred from. They never ran into each other in Florida and first met at Penn a few years later. Solorzano had a prototype for a desktop bioprinter, a 3D printer that uses cells to build living tissue. Did Cabrera want to see it?

And lo, BioBots was born.
(...weiter auf technical.ly)