Printing 3D Human Skin?admin
L’oreal wants to print 3D human skin for cosmetic testing. The company started their own human skin factory back in the 80s. They would grow and analyze hundreds and thousands of samples each year from plastic surgery leftovers. This included different ages and ethnicities, which then they would sell on to competitors. They’ve collaborated with Organovo, so they can print 3D skin.
“Some of the biggest potential advantages are the speed of production as well as the level of precision that 3D printing can achieve,” Guive Balooch, global vice president of L’Oreal’s technology incubator told The Washington Post . “L’Oreal’s focus right now is not to increase the quantity of skin we produce but instead to continue to build on the accuracy and consistent replication of the skin engineering process.”