FAMU Achieves High Throughput 3D Printing of Human Cornea
Pharmaceutics Professor Mandip Sachdeva from the Florida A&M University (FAMU) has led a research project to 3D print a cornea in what is reportedly the first example of high throughput printing of human cells, particularly in America.
The project was undertaken in two research laboratories in the Dyson Pharmacy Building on the FAMU campus using the Cellink Bio X bio printer. Sachdeva, research assistant Paul Dinh, and Shallu Kutlehria, a graduate assistant in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will be submitting a white paper detailing the project later this month for journal publication. Potentially, the results of the project could lead to advancements in the medical field for applications related to the cornea, like transplants and treatments.
Sachdeva tells Speaking to the Tallahassee Democrat, Sachdeva explained the significance of this breakthrough: “High throughput cornea printing means that we can print multiple corneas in a matter of minutes using a specially designed scaffold by our laboratory.”