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Idaho State University Researchers Fighting Cancer With 'Bio Printing:' 3D Printing Live Cells

A 3D "bioprinter" capable of printing live genetic material. The white device appears about the size of a microwave.
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What may look like a regular printer is actually a 3D bioprinter, with the ability to print live cells. It's helping Idaho State University researchers and students test new drug treatments for various cancers.

Scientists at Idaho State University are using a new kind of 3-D printer to print living cells. The technology could help cancer patients find the exact drug they need to kill a malignant tumor. Joining Idaho Matters to talk about the technology is Idaho State Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Jared Barrott.

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.