3D Printing, Research, Study

Micro physiological programming or peripherals on chips emerging as shockingly as it could be read all through to know what’s happening around the World. However there is always a way for the scientists to do research and come out with the effect that drugs, cosmetics and diseases impact the human body, without needing to test these on animals to know these are working fine.

In addition, the problem is, developing and getting data retrieved from them can be as expensive as it also consumes time for the process being unproductive.

During the recent past researchers at Harvard developed new materials to enable them to 3D print of the devices, including the integrated sensors to easily gather data from anywhere over the time.

At the round about the size of a USB tool corresponding to organs on chips as used for living human cells to copy the functions of organs as such  the lungs, intestines, placenta and heart, as well as regenerate and study appropriately of the heart disease.

However to the promising effect of the technology making the chips are delicate, complicated processes, and microscopes and high-speed cameras are needed to collect data from them on account of the research as done in broad sense by the researchers of today.

The approach of the research to inform us that it was to address these two challenges simultaneously through digital manufacturing: A statement by Travis Busbee, co author of the paper about science research on minute scientific affairs let us know about the details henceforth by which the developing of new printable inks for multi-material 3D printing, we might get awareness to be able to automate the fabrication process while increasing the complexity of the devices as he quoted with his opinion relating to his vast study over this subject.

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In any case, the Harvard team developed six custom 3D-printable materials that could be reorganized the structure of human heart tissue with soft strain sensors embedded inside, it was also revealed. These are printable through continuous and automated processes and separate wells in the chip host of different tissues.

The process of pushing the boundaries of three-dimensional printing by developing and integrating multiple functional materials within printed devices accordingly as  Jennifer Lewis, another of the paper’s co-authors pointed out by saying this study is a powerful demonstration of how our platform  can be used to create fully functional, instrumented chips for drug screening and disease modelling.

The sensors, however, allow the researchers to study the tissue over time and get to know the information as how their contractile stress changes, and how long-term exposure to toxins may affect the organs on the whole.

Researchers mostly left working in the dark when it comes to gradual changes that occur during cardiac tissue development and maturation because there has been a lack of easy, non-invasive ways to measure the tissue functional performance, it further on this study includes.


Finally, Johan Ulrik Lind, first author of the study and postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Goes on to mention that these integrated sensors allow them (Researchers) to continuously collect data while tissues mature and monitor their growth contractility with regard to their research that concludes with gentleness over finding the similarities as they will work out another program of research that will enable studies of gradual effects of chronic exposure to toxins and it seems it is highly worth researching about how Harvard researchers 3D print a heart-on-a-chip and pleasing to know about well researched reports by the study over this type of phenomena.

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