The Institute of Bordeaux has launched an innovative project using the 3D impression to create the human skin.
The three-dimensional technology is being experimented in a French laboratory to reproduce human tissues.
Founder of the Laboratory (Poietis), Fabien Guillemot said the objective of the experiment is to help in the repair of the human tissues.
The laser has several advantages. It allows through its high definition, to reproduce all the complexity of the human tissues with a very high precision.
“The laser has several advantages. It allows through its high definition, to reproduce all the complexity of the human tissues with a very high precision. It also allows to insure the viability of cells at the rate of 95 to 100%,” Guillemot said.
According to him, Poietis is the only company in the world that has undertaken the initiative to print on a living matter as a result of the availability of the laser light.
The researchers said it takes three weeks to reproduce the human skin. The laboratory whose proceeds have increased to $1.3 million, plans to validate its first tests and market them before 2017.
Some companies are also working on using live cells and specialized 3D machines in bio-printing. Experts say the project could be worth $1 billion by 2025.
Printing organs have generated a lot of controversies for the high-tech manufacturing industry but applications for beauty firms are more likely to emerge sooner.
World’s biggest beauty firm recently teamed up with US Biotech Oraganovo to develop 3D printed skin tissues.
Some safety questions are still difficult to mimic with today’s methods.
P&G Global Life Sciences innovation leader, Elena Lurie-Luke said additional non-animal alternative methods are needed in the project.
“3D bioprinting is a promising option for the future,“she said.