Russian scientists 3D bioprint mouse's thyroid in zero gravity on ISS | 12/6/2018 | Staff
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Russian scientists have managed to grow the thyroid gland of a mouse in zero gravity using a 3D bioprinter on board on the International Space Station (ISS). The unique 3D magnetic bioprinter, called Organ.Aut, was delivered to the ISS by a Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft on December 3 by Expedition 58.

The Organ.Aut 3D bioprinter is a copy of one that was lost in the abort of the Soyuz MS-10 mission on Oct. 11. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, who was previously trained to work with a 3D bioprinter, began the experiment on printing living tissue on 4 December at 17:00 GMT. At the moment, the first results of the experiment have already been obtained – russian scientists have managed to grow a mouse’s thyroid in zero gravity. Invitro, whose subsidiary 3D Bioprinting Solutions built the 3D bioprinter, told Ria Novosti: “We received photos from space. The camera clearly shows a living construction of a mouse’s thyroid being assembled.”

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