3D bioprinting and cancer in the media

IBEC researchers led by Elisabeth Engel are in the media for their new tool against breast cancer: 3D bioprinting of tumors using pig tissue.

The study, led by group leader Elisabeth Engel, makes it possible to recreate human breast tumors using tissue of female pig breast. This opens the door to the manufacture of artificial tumors to study the development of cancer and its metastasis and immunosuppression processes.

We have been able to develop, for the first time, a bioink from breast tissues devoid of their cells capable of mimicking the mechanical and biochemical characteristics of the extracellular matrix of human breast.

Bárbara Blanco-Fernández, first author of the study and IBEC researcher

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