BBC’s The One Show recently stopped by Dr. Sam Pashneh-Tala’s lab at the University of Sheffield to learn more about tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting.
Dr. Pashneh-Tala’s research is focused on developing novel tissue-engineered blood vessels for use in vascular surgery. Current strategies rely on autograft vessels; which are of limited availability, variable quality and are prone to infection and blood clotting. Using tissue engineering and 3d biofabrication techniques on the Allevi 2, Dr. Pashneh-Tala is developing methods to allow blood vessels of custom geometries to be produced.
Check out the video below to learn more about the amazing research that is being performed today in his lab and the future of 3d bioprinting:
Dr. Pashneh Tala’s research is bringing the future of 3d bioprinted tissues and organs that much closer. We can’t wait to see what he will do next.