Nano Dimensions Technologies Ltd. announces patent for Bioprinting
You may remember Nano Dimension from our interview we did with them not too long ago, but since our interview it looks like they have been hard at work to bring 3D printing to the next level through 3D Bioprinting. Nano Dimension was founded in 2012 and has since created a subsidiary Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., who is working to bring unique products and advanced technologies to the world of medicine.
Under their subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., they have filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in order to continue their developments with 3D inkjet printing of bio-artificial multi-layered complex structures that are composed of cells, extracellular matrices, supportive components and stable, fugitive inks.
While this all sounds very complicated (which I’m sure it is), in layman’s terms, Nano Dimension is looking to help create structures for the kidneys that would allow the filtering of whole blood flow. This will allow for the 3D Bioprinting of complex functioning structures that mimic that of our blood filtration process within the Kidney’s functional unit (nephron).
“We are using forward looking statements in this press release when we discuss the potential and possible uses of our produces. The companies belief is that the covered technology could lead to functioning multi-nephron kidney like structures for organ transplant, with clear industrial and medical applicability, and significant commercial potential with the potential as an effective model for drug development, research and toxicology”.
Throughout the press release, Nano Technologies makes sure to highlight that there are many risks and uncertainties to come with this announcement, but by using the forward looking language, they are hoping to highlight the potential and possible outcomes that this patent could bring to the world of 3D Bioprinting.
In all, it’s safe to say that we are living in an exciting time for 3D printing and we are looking forward to hearing any new developments and accomplishments that will be made in the future.