… by providing biological molecules of the natural tissue matrix with cross‑linkable chemical groups in order to produce specifically adjustable hydrogels as "bio‑inks".
The bio‑inks, enriched with cells, can be specifically brought into a three‑dimensional structure using 3D printing techniques. Such printed tissue models will enable individual diagnostic and pharmacological tests. In the future, as biological implants, they may also act to stimulate damaged tissue to regenerate, or substitute them.
Dr. Achim Weber