By My Skin(y)-Skin-Skin
Just what is the world coming to? Good things, I think! But why would Google need to engineer human skin? I think about our innovations today and they are consumer driven, medical, certainly some hugely beneficial, life changing opportunities. I’m waxing poetic, I apologize, cover your eyes.
As Mrs. Frugalwoods (of the famous personal finance blog, Frugalwoods) says, our society is rife with stimuli that foment a “buy-buy-buy spend your money-RIGHT-NOW” fervor (I’m guilty, for sure!) These 3D biological innovations have arrived in our generation! For what purpose will they be applied? What’s their future?
This meager list of fascinating technologies hurt my brain cells when I try to understand the architecture, creation, biological purpose: I will try just the same: Bio-printing, 3-D human tissue modeling, artificial skin, organ, bio ink…
Reads & References:
- Mrs. Frugalwoods, Frugality Gives Us Options
- Caroline Winter, L’Oreal’s Plan to Start 3D Printing Human Skin (Bloomberg)
- Sarah Jacoby, L’Oreal Wants To Test Its Products On 3D-Printed Human Skin (Refinery29)
- Jennifer A Lewis
- Margaret Rhodes, Inside L’Oreal’s Plan to 3D Print Human Skin
- Wake Forest School of Med, Printing Skin Cells on Burn Wounds
- Katherine Wells & James Hamblin, Why is Google Making Human Skin?
- Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia, ForgacsLab
- University of Missouri, OrganPrint
- Invetech, Organovo: NovoGen MMX Bioprinter™
- Wyss Institute
- Dan Ferber, An essential step toward printing living tissues