3D-written model to provide better understanding of cancer spread - (ScienceDaily via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Study data published in the journal Advanced Materials describe the creation of a three-dimensional (3D) model of cancer spread, ScienceDaily reported.

  • "We need a much finer resolution than what a 3D printer can create," said study author Luis Solorio.

  • In the study, the investigators developed a 3D writer that can produce polymer microtissues as they are shaped in the body, but on a smaller, more authentic scale with pore sizes large that permit cells to enter the polymer as they would in the body.

  • "Ideally, we could use our system as an unbiased drug screening platform where we could screen thousands of compounds, hopefully get data within a week, and get it back to a clinician so that it's all within a relevant time frame," Solorio commented.

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