Countdown to First Domestic Groundbreaking 3D Bio-Printer developed in Near East University 3D Laboratory on Tissue Engineering started

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Added On: 11 June 2018, Monday, 23:40
Last Edited On: 11 June 2018, Monday, 23:40

Countdown to First Domestic Groundbreaking 3D Bio-Printer developed in Near East University 3D Laboratory on Tissue Engineering started

Near-East University reported that the 3D Bio-Printer, made by NEU3D Lab, is about to be completed and will take on important tasks in tissue engineering, biomass, cancer and drug research.

According to the information provided by the Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate, 85% of the 3D Bio-Printer, which will be used to produce structures mimicking natural tissue characteristics to the maximum by combining live cells and biomaterials and using 3D printing techniques, was completed and the tests will start at the end of the year.

The three-dimensional (3D) bio-printer, the new favourite of tissue and cell engineering, is being built in NEU3D Laboratories, the first 3D design and printing laboratory in Cyprus and our nearby geography. By means of the device, organ, muscle and bone tissue can be produced from living cells in natural dimensions.

3D Bioprintig Device will help many researchers …
The project coordinator who shared information about the project, Asst. Prof. Dr. Emil Mammadov said that they entered the second year on the project, of which 85% of the hardware and software were already completed, and that they would start cell testing by the end of the year.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Emil Mammadov describing the (3D) Bioprinting as a new development in tissue and cell engineering, said “Right now bioprinting is used to print tissue and tissue-like structures to aid in a lot of research. This is achieved by the bio-printing of living cells embedded in a 3D natural hydrogel layer to produce the desired tissue or organ.”

In many centers, bioprinting studies are being carried out, said Assist. Prof. Dr. Emil Mammadov and added; “Several companies and research centers have produced their own 3D bio-printers. In order to keep pace with these developments as the Near East University and to be one of the first centers to adopt this innovative approach, in 2016, this project was initiated under my responsibility and was presented to the Near East University Scientific Research Project Coordinatorship and the project was supported by using the resources of our university. The production of the device has been carried out in NEU3D Laboratories, the first 3D design and printing laboratory in Cyprus and nearby geography, and the work carried out has begun to deliver the first fruits in the second year of the project. ”

Asst. Assoc. Dr. Mammadov: “Movement and Coordinate Tests of the 3D Biopas started …”
In the coming phase, the necessary hardware and software for the basic 3D bioproscopy will be completed and the motion and coordinate tests has already begun. Assoc. Dr. Mammadov said that at the end of this year it is planned to start to cell culture and 3D printing tests with the help of other researchers of the project, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eda Becer and Prof. Dr. Seda Vatansever.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mammadov stated that the design of the device was carried out by Ersin Aytaç and Emil Mammadov, and Ersin Aytaç and Ali Türk are responsible from the production and assembly of the device, whereas Görkem Say and Berk Yılmaz are responsible from the electrical and electronic components, and Nurullah Akkaya and Tolga Yırtıcı are responsible from the software.

“We will have a very important device in the field of Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Cancer and Drug Research …”
Stating that the coming phase is very promising, Assist. Prof. Dr. Emil Mammadov emphasized that with this project they will have a very important device in the field of tissue engineering, biomarketing, cancer and drug researches. At the same time, this project will allow research on a variety of innovative biomaterials and will contribute to significant progress in the field of biomass knowledge. Dr. Mammadov emphasized that, thanks to the device, the compatibility between living cells and biomaterials in a three-dimensional printing environment can also be explored. Perhaps these biocomponents may be used as substitutes for even the original body parts in the future, or even as remediation,”.

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