At OxSyBio, we are developing 3D printing techniques to produce a range of tissue-like and functional tissues for medical research and clinical applications. Our vision is to ultimately produce tissues that can be used in the clinic for organ repair or replacement.

The technology is based on cutting-edge research conducted by Professor Hagan Bayley’s group in the Chemistry Department at the University of Oxford. A leader in the exploration of membrane protein structure and function, Professor Bayley’s group developed a method of printing tissue-like materials comprised of 3-dimensional networks of lipid monolayer aqueous droplets which was featured on the cover of Science in April 2013. These materials were shown to be capable of conducting electrical signals along pre-defined pathways, and self-folding to form complex geometries.

OxSyBio is focussed on using similar techniques to print tissues and tissue-like materials for a range of applications in regenerative medicine and synthetic biology.

Droplet Network Cubes

Thank you to Oxford University/G Villar for use of images/videos