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Engineering breakthrough will allow cancer researchers to create live tumors with a 3-D printer

April 24, 2014

3-D cellular morphology on day 8 Wei Sun, Ph.D., a mechanical engineering researcher at Drexel University, has devised a method for 3-D printing tumors that could soon be taking cancer research out of the Petri dish. Full Story

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