62 Results for 'Jennifer A. Lewis'
MM3D: Multimaterial Multinozzle 3D Printing
3D printers are revolutionizing manufacturing by allowing users to create any physical shape they can imagine on-demand. However, most extrusion-based printers available commercially are only able to build objects from a single nozzle at a time. Those that can deposit multiple inks are even slower due to the additional time required to switch between materials....
4D Printing of Shapeshifting Devices
Organisms, such as flowers and plants, have tissue compositions and microstructures creating dynamic morphologies that can shapeshift in response to changes in their environments. Researchers at the Wyss Institute have mimicked a variety of such dynamic shape changes like those performed by tendrils, leaves, and flowers in response to changes in humidity or temperature with...
3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues
Progress in drug testing and regenerative medicine could greatly benefit from laboratory-engineered human tissues built of a variety of cell types with precise 3D architecture. But production of greater than millimeter sized human tissues has been limited by a lack of methods for building tissues with embedded life-sustaining vascular networks. In this video, the Wyss...
Sep 22, 2017, 8:15am - 6:45pmWyss Event
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The 8th Annual Wyss International Symposium will focus on innovations in Therapeutic Organ Engineering, with the goal of sharing recent advances in 3D organ engineering, materials fabrication, and vascular integration that are leading to new organ transplant and regenerative medicine approaches. This event is free, however registration is required. Doors open for registration at 7:30am. Free and open to public
Video/AnimationBeating Back the Coronavirus: Face Shields for Frontline Healthcare WorkersThere is a national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from the Jennifer Lewis Lab at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute at Harvard University self-assembled into a team manufacturing greatly needed face shields for local hospitals. Credit: Wyss Institute at...
Video/AnimationVoxelated Soft Matter via Multimaterial, Multinozzle 3D PrintingMultimaterial Multinozzle 3D (MM3D) Printing, a new technique developed by engineers at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS, allows seamless switching between up to eight different materials within a single nozzle, allowing for the creation of complex 3D objects in a fraction of the time required by other extrusion-based 3D printing methods. Credit: Wyss Institute...
Audio/PodcastDisruptive: 3D BioprintingThere are roughly 120,000 people in the United States on waiting lists for live-saving organ transplants, with only about 30,000 transplants happening every year. To address this great challenge of organ shortages, a team at the Wyss Institute led by Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, Sc.D., is developing a method for 3D bioprinting organ tissues...
Video/AnimationA Swifter Way Towards 3D-printed Organs20 people die waiting for an organ transplant every day in the US, but lab-grown organs so far lack the cellular density and functions required to make them viable replacements. The new SWIFT method from the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS solves those problems by 3D printing vascular channel networks directly into living tissue constructs,...
Video/AnimationKidney Organiods: Flow-Enhanced Vascularization and Maturation In VitroThis video explains how the collaborative project created vascularized kidney organoids and how they advance the field of tissue engineering. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
Video/AnimationAcoustophoretic PrintingHavard researchers have developed acoustophoretic printing, a method that uses 3D printing technology and highly localized sound waves to generate of droplets with defined sizes and a wide range of viscosities.