Researchers have learned to grow living tissue on robots (2 photos)

Researchers at Devanthro suggested thatthat in order to create a replacement for real damaged tissue, it should be grown in conditions close to those in which real muscles work, deforming in all directions. The development team decided to replicate the musculoskeletal system as accurately as possible using a robotic skeleton. It can be integrated into the artificial bone structure and stretch/bend in any direction.

In this case, we are talking about working with the shoulderjoint. The structure of the artificial shoulder included the introduction of a spherical outer membrane with biodegradable fibers stretched between the "anchor points" - the bioreactor.

The fibers were "inseminated" with human cells, andthe chamber was filled with a nutrient-rich solution. For two weeks, the cells grew in a nutrient medium that was subjected to daily "loads" - for 30 minutes every day, the bioreactor was placed in the shoulder structure for loads and deformations.

Although the scientists were able to note the changes in the "trained" cells compared to the control samples, it is not yet known whether this will be of any benefit.

Researchers have shown that growingcells in the structure of a robotic skeleton is quite possible, and now they need to determine whether their efforts are worth the resources spent. However, the researchers are optimistic and admit that in the future, thanks to detailed scanning of patients, it will be possible to create replicas of the human skeletal system, which will allow them to form optimal tissue replacements for them, for example, damaged tendons.