Using iPS-derived cells to generate a functional human liver through 3D bioprinting


Presented by Ernesto Goulart, University of Sao Paulo Using iPS-derived cells in combination with tissue engineering strategies can lead the development of biofabricated functional autologous grafts for human transplant. To reach such goals it is fundamental to stablish robust and scalable iPS differentiation protocols with validated cell culture quality control and cellular phenotype functionality assessment. Finally, biomaterial and tissue performance must be optimized. In this presentation, Dr. Ernesto Goulart will show us how he and his team were able to generate a 3D bioprinted whole iPS-derived functional “mini-liver”.

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