All News & Stories tagged “USU-4DBio3 Center ”

October 27, 2020

USU-4D Bio3 Expands Facility to Accommodate On-Demand Blood Program

On-demand blood will enable military medical professionals the access to quality blood supplies from anywhere in the world.   The Geneva Foundation (Geneva) announces today the expansion of the 4-Defense Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing and Bioprinting Center (4D Bio3) program, a federally-funded partnership based at the Uniformed Services University (USU) and administered by Geneva, with the addition

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October 20, 2020

4D Bio3 Osteochondral Program studying cartilage regeneration for possible treatment of osteoarthritis

Joint diseases and conditions, such as post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), causes chronic pain and physical disability for millions of Americans. Due to the physical demands of military service, both active duty service members and veterans experience high rates of non-combat related disability related to PTOA. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability among military veterans and

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August 25, 2020

Showcasing Expert Warfighter Medical Research: MHSRS 2020

More than 60 Geneva abstracts were accepted for oral and poster presentations for the Department of Defense hosted Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS). This premier scientific meeting is designed for military, government, academia, and industry experts to collaborate and discuss scientific medical advancements specific to the Warfighter. This year’s meeting was canceled as a

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August 5, 2020

Geneva research scientist helps develop bioprinting technique for corneas using electrospinning

Dr. Frank A. Alexander, Jr. is piloting a promising potential additive manufacturing technique used in tissue engineering under the USU-4DBio3 Center’s research program   As the number of patients waiting for an organ donor has multiplied five-fold since 1991, three dimensional (3D) bioprinting could be the response for worldwide organ shortages. Frank Alexander, PhD, research

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April 30, 2020

4D Bio3 Program Completes First 3D Bioprinting Test Experiment in Space

The 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) was launched in mid-2019 and marks the first-ever 3D printer capable of manufacturing human tissue (including, someday, organs) in microgravity.   The Geneva Foundation (Geneva), in partnership with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), commercial space company TechShot, Inc, and 3D printer manufacturer nScrypt, Inc., have successfully

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February 27, 2020

4D Bio3 Improves Battlefield Care

Geneva’s 4D Bio3  program, in collaboration with Uniformed Services University, Safi Biosolutions, Sciperio, Advanced Bioprocess Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Food and Drug Administration, launched the 4D Bio3 On-Demand Blood Program to deliver on-demand blood and revolutionize military trauma care. Blood transfusions used in trauma care are currently obtained from human

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October 2, 2019

Successful Mission for Ruggedized Bioprinter

Geneva and collaborating partners are driving military medical research by successfully 3D printing health care products such as bioactive bandages and a meniscus in an austere environment. Joel Gaston (4D Bio3, Geneva), John Getz (RoosterBio, Inc), LTC Jason Barnhill (United States Military Academy), Vincent B. Ho, (4D Bio3 Director, USU), Ken Church (nScrypt), Kelli Blaize-Wise (4D Bio3, Geneva), Linzie Wagner (4D Bio3, Geneva)

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July 29, 2019

4D Bio3 Visits nScrypt and Techshot

Client Relationship Manager Kelli Blaize-Wise of The Geneva Foundation (Geneva) and Dr. Vincent B. Ho of Uniformed Services University (USU) recently visited the nScrypt Headquarters in Orlando, FL. They were joined by 4D Bio3 collaborators Mr. Ken Church (nScrypt) and Ms. Beth Brownell (nScrypt) for a tour of the headquarters and an exclusive, up-close look

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July 10, 2019

nScrypt Partners with Geneva to Test Bioprinter

Orlando, FL-based nScrypt has partnered with the U.S. Military, the Uniformed Services University 4D Bio3 Program, RoosterBio, Inc, and Geneva to move bioprinting out of sterile biology laboratories to forward-deployed military positions. For this project, nScrypt has customized its BioAssembly Tool (BAT) bioprinter, which won the 2003 R&D 100 award and is scheduled to travel

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