A new printer called the integrated tissue organ printer (ITOP) has successfully printed muscle and bone tissue.

It is a pretty impressive engineering feat – they actually designed microchannels to be printed into the biodegradable printed structure of the items. These channels allowed the nutrients and oxygen to reach all of the cells, keeping them alive and allowing growth. A clever solution!

Read a summary of the story here as printed on the ABC website.

Or you can read more of the technical details published from the Nature Biotechnology journal.