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November 5, 2021

Microfilaments made using new 3D-printing method

Microfilaments made using a new 3D-printing method, shown in gray in this illustration, form a structure that cells (shown in color) can adhere to. The shapes formed by the filaments determine the very uniform shapes of cells.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CMMI 1554150.]

Learn more in the MIT news story New 3-D printing approach makes cell-scale lattice structures. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 5, 2021)

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