AMTech, Ozbolat Noted on Bioprinting in National Journal Article

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ibrahim Ozbolat, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and co-director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group, recently was interviewed for a news story on bioprinting in the National Journal.

The December article points out that Ozbolat and the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group are focused on creating tissue that would accompany—not necessarily replace—the pancreas and produce insulin to help patients with diabetes.

"We're not interested in making a full natural pancreas," Ozbolot said. "We're working on making something that is large enough and produces enough insulin that is transplantable."

The National Journal is regarded as one of the more influential publications in Washington D.C., reaching more than three million readers in public policy and business with the insights they need to make government work.

The complete article is available at http://www.nationaljournal.com/innovation-works/the-next-frontier-for-3-d-printing-human-organs-20131227.