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Bioprinting through Levitation
Many of us have certainly vivid in their mind the image of a levitating frog by the Russian Noble prize winner Andre Geim. Exploiting the same levitation principles allows today to assemble cellular constructs in a precise manner. This is possible through magnetic or acoustic levitation principles. We have recently teamed up with scientists from 3D Bioprinting Solutions, a Russian company that is at the forefront of biofabrication technologies, to further understand the principles governing this technology. Thanks to a collaboration with the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, we were able to reproduce magnetic levitation principles and understand the minimum amount of magnetized agents that are possible to administer to cells to avoid any toxic effect.
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and read our article published in Biofabrication: