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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota researcher receives the school's first 'bioprinter'

Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Minnesota, recently received the gift of a lifetime — a new bioprinter, one of 20 worldwide distributed by a company called BioBots. “I was just ecstatic because I had been wanting one for years,” she said. What, exactly, is a bioprinter, and why is she so excited about it? Essentially,