IIT Guwahati Scientists Uses Muga Silk To Create 3D-Printed Human Organs
GUWAHATI: Scientists at IIT Guwahati using proteins from Muga silk have created a bioink with live cells that can be used for 3D printing of tissues, implants.
This research may help bridge the gap between patients requiring organ implants and healthy donors.
Biman B Mandal’s Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at IIT-Guwahati has been working with silk proteins to create artificial implants that mimic the biological architecture of real tissues and bone cartilage.
It is to be mentioned that Mandal’s team has also applied for a patent for the bioink made from Muga silk protein.
The team has also developed implantable mats made of silk-proteins and bioactive glass fibres that can help treat arthritis.