Sept 22, 2015 The paper "Viability of Bioprinted Cellular Constructs Using a Three Dispenser Cartesian Printer" by Dennis SG, Trusk T, Richards D, Jia J, Tan Y, Mei Y, Fann S, Markwald, R, & Yost, M. was published in J Vis Exp.(PMID: 26436877)
May 13, 2015 The paper "Silicon nanowire-induced maturation of cardiomyocytes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells" by Tan Y, Richards D, Xu R, Stewart-Clark S, Mani SK, Borg TK, Menick DR, Tian B, & Mei Y. was published in Nano Lett.(PMID: 25826336)
March, 2015 The paper "Implanted Scaffold-Free Prevascularized Constructs Promote Tissue Repair" by Czajka CA, Calder BW, Yost MJ & Drake CJ was published in Ann Plast Surg.(PMID: 25668498)
Nov 20, 2014 The paper "Manipulation of Cellular Spheroid Composition and the Effects on Vascular Tissue Fusion" by Olsen TR, Mattix B, Casco M, Herbst A, Williams C, Tarasidis A, Simionescu D, Visconti RP & Alexis F was published in Acta Biomater.(PMID: 25463485)
Nov 6, 2014 The paper "The Fusion of Tissue Spheroids Attached to Pre-stretched Electrospun Polyurethane Scaffolds" by Beachley V, Kasyanov V, Nagy-Mehesz A, Norris R, Ozolanta I, Kalejs M, Stradins P, Baptista L, da Silva K, Grainjero J, Wen X & Mironov V was published in J Tissue Eng. (PMID: 25396042)
Sept 2, 2014 A technology video on Biofabrication Technology at MUSC was published online by Reuters [Link]
July 30, 2014

The paper "Self-Assembly of Prevascular Tissues from Endothelial and Fibroblast Cells under Scaffold-Free, Non-adherent Conditions" by Czajka CA & Drake CJ was published in Tissue Eng Part A (PMID: 25076018)

July 18, 2014

The paper "Biomedical Implant Capsule Formation: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead" by DiEgidio P, Friedman HI, Gourdie RG, Riley AE, Yost MJ, Goodwin RL was published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery (PMID: 25046663)

July 7, 2014

The paper "A novel two-step sintering for nano-hydroxyapatite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering" by Feng P, Niu M, Gao C, Peng S, Shuai C was published in Sci Rep. (PMID: 24998362)

July 1, 2014

The paper "Engineering alginate as bioink for bioprinting" by Jia J, Richards DJ, Pollard S, Tan Y, Rodriguez J, Visconti RP, Trusk TC, Yost MJ, Yao H, Markwald RR, & Mei Y was published in Acta Biomater. (PMID: 24998183)

June 9, 2014 The paper "On the Uniaxial Ring Test of Tissue Engineered Constructs" by Shazly T, Rachev A, Lessner S, Argraves WS, Ferdous J, Zhou B, Moreira AM, & Michael Sutton M was published in Experimental Mechanics. LINK
June 8, 2014

The paper "Study of Droplet Formation Process during Drop-on-Demand Inkjetting of Living Cell-Laden Bioink" by Xu C, Zhang M, Huang Y, Ogale A, Fu J & Markwald RR was published in Langmuir (PMID: 25005170)

April 10, 2014

The paper "3D printing facilitated scaffold-free tissue unit fabrication" by Tan Y, Richards DJ, Trusk TC, Visconti RP, Yost MJ, Kindy MS, Drake CJ, Argraves WS, Markwald RR, & Mei Y was published in Biofabrication (PMID 24717646)

Febr 20, 2014

The SC EPSCoR/IDeA State Conference will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Agenda

Febr 15, 2014

The paper "Scaffold-Free Tissue Engineering: Organization of the Tissue Cytoskeleton and Its Effects on Tissue Shape" by Czajka CA, Mehesz AN, Trusk TC, Yost MJ, & Drake CJ. was published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (PMID 24531747)

Dec, 2013

The paper "Cellularized Microcarriers as Adhesive Building Blocks for Fabrication of Tubular Tissue Constructs" by Twal WO, Klatt SC, Harikrishnan K, Gerges E, Cooley MA, Trusk TC, Zhou B, Gabr MG, Shazly T, Lessner SM, Markwald RR,& Argraves WS. was selected for inclusion in a special edition on Regenerative Medicine in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (PMID 23943070)

May 16, 2013

Annual SC NSF EPSCoR Meeting and Review was held at the Columbia Marriott Downtown, Columbia, SC.

May 1, 2013

Palmetto Printer returns from refit.

March 28, 2013

The ATBC has recently acquired a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D printer. The MakerBot Replicator is capable of printing 3D structures made of a bio-renewable, biodegradable material called polylactic acid (PLA). This 3D printer will advance the missions of the ATBC by providing a rapid means of making custom tools, parts and devices for use in our tissue fabrication research as well as serve as an educational tool for students including those participating in the Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication research experience for undergraduates (REU) program to be offered in the summer of 2013.

Jan 9, 2013 Dr. Scott Argraves received notice of award from NSF SC EPSCoR/IDeA for funding of the summer undergraduate research program entitled "MUSC REU in Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication". This award provides funds to support five South Carolina undergraduate students (i.e., stipends, travel, subsistence, materials and supplies) to participate in a 10 week mentor-guided research program at MUSC during the summer of 2013. This experience will give students training in laboratory research practices and provide a general educational experience as well as a more focused exposure to tissue engineering and biofabrication disciplines. It is expected that the REU program will be a positive and guiding educational experience for South Carolina students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
August 30, 2012 Scientific Working Group Meeting, USC-SOM, Columbia, SC.
July 22, 2012 Tour of ATBC by South Carolina State University undergraduates belonging to the SC INBRE-supported summer undergraduate research program (mentor Alicia Haire). The tour was hosted by Dr. Scott Argraves and the students had the opportunity to observe the Palmetto bioprinter being operated by Dr. Thomas Trusk.
June 25-28, 2012 National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC.
June 4, 2012 Tour of the ATBC by Winthrop Math REU Group (Hosted by Dr. Argraves). On June 4th the SC INBRE-supported MUSC Proteogenomics Facility (Dr. Scott Argraves, Director; Dr. Jeremy Barth, Associate Director) hosted a visit by participants in the Winthrop Math Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU, Dr. Joe Rusinko, Director). The Winthrop REU group visited MUSC to get background information and establish contacts that might help with their summer project, which involved mathematical modeling of tumor growth. With the assistance of Dr. Betsy Hill (MUSC, Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and supporting funds from SC INBRE, Proteogenomics personnel organized an afternoon of tours and lectures for the REU visitors. This included presentations in cancer biology, biostatistics and systems biology, and tours of the Proteogenomics Facility, the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Center, and several laboratories participating in relevant research areas.


May 18, 2012 Scientific Working Group Meeting, SCRA, Columbia, SC.
March 2012 Dr. Gabor Forgacs of Univ. of Missouri and Oganovo, Inc. presented "Organ Printing: Where is it heading?" on March 21, 2012 at the Dept. of Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology in Charleston, SC. A video stream of Dr. Forgacs presentation is here.
August 2011 Dr. Bill Mondy (Claflin Univ.) installed the Centers first bioprinter, a Spheroid Positioner & Cell/Gel Sprayer. Dr. Mondy recently completed beta-testing the Bioprinter at the Renato Archer Center for Information Technology in Campinas, Brazil, and will continue research into development of a CAD blueprint for an authentic intra-organ branched vascular tree, an important thrust of the SC Project.