CELLINK’s INKREDIBLE+™ bioprinter and Advanced BioMatrix’s LifeInk® 200 type I collagen were used in a groundbreaking nasal cartilage bioprinting study recently published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering. Here, co-authors Professor Adetola Adesida, head of the eponymous lab at the University of Alberta, and fifth year PhD candidate Xiaoyi Lan discuss how they 3D bioprinted human nasal cartilage cells into grafts that remained stable after subcutaneous implantation in a murine model.
CELLINK’s INKREDIBLE+ 3D bioprinter enabled the anatomical shaping of constructs based on computed tomography (CT) scans. When translated to the clinical setting, this protocol could help surgeons forgo hours of carving in the operating room. Dr. Adesida, whose lab focuses on developing autologous cell-based tissue-engineering strategies, envisions reconstructive surgeons easily placing the customized graft, suturing it in place, and sending the patient on their way.
Xiaoyi Lan, a University of Alberta PhD candidate, recently co-authored a paper on bioprinted autologous nasal cartilage grafts.
Professor Adetola Adesida, head of the Adesida Lab and Lan's advisor.