3-D printer makes synthetic tissue for drug delivery

Oxford researchers have developed a 3-D printer that produces synthetic tissue made from oil and water. The printer releases tiny droplets of water into oil, encapsulating them with a thin layer of lipids much like a cell membrane, according to an article in National Geographic. The small particles could help facilitate drug delivery in several ways. For instance, combinations of drugs that are too unstable in pill form may be protected from each other by the synthetic membrane. Story