Bioprinted playdough

The bioprinted ‘play dough’ capable of cell and protein transfer

3 July 2015

Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to ‘play dough’ capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres

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  • 2012: CERN tentatively announces the discovery of the Higgs boson, the particle thought to be responsible for the existence of mass
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