A SG-based startup, DeNova Sciences collaborated with NTU to develop the future of bioscience; 3D printed human skin in order to steer towards animal-free testing.
The team has accelerated the manufacturing process by using a printing machine to put in precisely patterned layers that mimic human skin. Each tiny piece of skin takes less than a minute to print, which is the distinctive quality of this project. The skin will be incubated for two weeks where it will evolve to a whitish membrane.
The in-vitro human skin can be used to test the toxicity or irritation potential of a substance, and the penetrative qualities of active ingredients in products like cosmetics.
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