Israel 'prints' world's first 3D living malignant brain tumor
A team of Israeli researchers from Tel Aviv University has printed the world’s first viable malignant brain tumor using a 3D printer, recreating the flowing blood vessels and surrounding brain tissue.
The glioblastoma tumor is based on samples from patients taken during surgery and is surrounded by a complex system of blood vessel-like tubes through which blood cells and drugs can flow, simulating a real tumor, explained Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, who led the research.
From an article in the Jerusalem Post
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