Functional bioprinted kidney tubules to be used for drug testing and improved dialysis

Wyss Institute Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, Sc.D. is leading some of the most advanced and yet very real progress in 3D bioprinting. Unlike others, her team is not promising 3D bioprinted organs for transplants any time soon but nevertheless her research does focus on the body’s most complex biostructures, such as kidneys. In this latest study, Prof. Lewis and her team working within the Wyss Institute’s 3D Organ Engineering Initiative that she co-leads (and in collaboration with the Roche Innovation Center Basel in Switzerland), focused on renal reabsorption outside the human body, and specifically on proximal tubules.

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