Cosmonaut builds engineered cartilage aboard the International Space Station

For the first time, 3D human tissue has been assembled in the microgravity of space. Through a magnetic levitation device, researchers in Russia, led by Vladislav Parfenov at the Russian Academy of Sciences and 3D Bioprinting Solutions, enabled a cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to fabricate human cartilage from a few isolated cells.

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