Additive Manufacturing Helps Isolate Cells In Aggressive Breast Cancer

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-37123
Published June 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Scientists from the University of Girona have successfully isolated breast cancer stem cells using additive manufacturing. This investigation has been considered a very important milestone in the research of triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive cancers with a high relapse rate. Using the 3D printer BCN3D Sigma, the research team has been manufactured three-dimensional scaffolds that recreate those structures found in the tissues and fibers of the body. These 3D scaffolds can separate the stem cells that are responsible for causing relapses, in order to study them later for devising pharmaceuticals capable of eliminating them without affecting other cells and avoiding the occurrence of relapses in patients.