Harvard 3D bioprinting research mimics kidney function like never before

Scientists working with the award winning Lewis Lab at Harvard University have made a significant advancement in the development of 3D bioprinted kidney models. Building on foundational work published in 2016, a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) discusses the absorption of substances in 3D bioprinted models of a kidney’s promixal tubule.

Lab lead Professor Jennifer Lewis, who is also core faculty member of Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineeringcomments, “Our new 3D kidney model is an exciting advance as it more fully recapitulates the proximal tubule segments found in native kidney tissue.”

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