First-ever experiment on 3D printing of live organic tissue and organ constructs using a bioprinter on board the International Space Station (ISS).
Service - Invitro
- In-Space Manufacturing
- Organic Tissue
- In development
- First launch
Has built the FABION universal 3D bioprinter, which was delivered to the ISS by Soyuz MS-11 piloted spacecraft on December 3, 2018
Using the “Organaut”, a 3D bioprinter designed for microgravity, Russia has become the first country to print living tissue in space. After a December 3rd cargo delivery to the International Space Station (ISS), cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko completed an experiment with the machine in the Russian sector of the station, successfully producing human cartilage tissue and a rodent thyroid gland. A 3D bioprinter operates by creating one layer at a time of specified tissue or stem cell material arranged as needed to grow and form as biologically programmed to do.