Year of Award:
Biospecimen Science Technologies
Other PI or Project Leader:
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES
To develop a computer-based bioprinting approach for making engineered lung tissue organoids consisting of primary lung endothelial and fibroblast cells from needle biopsies embedded in a lung-specific extracellular matrix. The near-term intent for the platform is for expansion of biopsy-derived cells to yield sufficient material to support various molecular profiling analyses.