3D bioprinting is one of the most promising applications in additive manufacturing and has lots of applications in the medical field. With 3D bioprinting researchers are developing new methods for treatment of different diseases very fast. Only a short time ago the Romanian start-up Symme has finished the country’s first 3D bioprinter.
The 3D printer produced by Symme 3D is already used in the Center for Gene and Cellular Therapies in the Treatment of Cancer. The center was finished 2015 and was financed by a subsidy from the EU. According to Symme the 3D printer is already being used for different kind of tests with stem cells and epithelial cells.
The goals and expectations are pretty high; they want to develop a method for printing blood vessels. If that works even more complex organs like skin should be 3D printed. And of course there is an ultimate goal: Printing complex human organs like bones, muscles and internal organs.
For now Symme 3D is working on a new 3D printer that is a combination of 3D printer, pcb mill and laser etcher.