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Russian Scientists Developing 3D Bioprinter for Space Use

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Russian scientists are developing a magnetic 3D bioprinter to use in zero gravity at the International Space Station.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — United Rocket and Space Corporation, part of the Roscosmos state corporation, said Monday signed an agreement with 3D Bioprinting Solutions, a resident of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, for the development of the magnetic 3D bioprinter to use in zero gravity at the International Space Station by 2018.

"The development of a magnetic bioprinter will allow printing tissue and organ constructs which are hypersensitive to the effects of space radiation… for biomonitoring of the negative effect of cosmic radiation in the conditions of a prolonged stay in space and for the development of the preventive countermeasures," the press release read.

The scientific part of the project will be headed by the scientific director of the 3D Bioprinting Solutions Vladimir Mironov.

It is planned that the bioprinter will be ready to be send to the International Space Station by 2018.

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