In recent years, 3D-bioprinting has attracted considerable attention in biomedical research for its ability to precisely arrange cells, biomaterials, and bioactive factors into three-dimensional structures. Beyond its great potential for regenerative medicine and pharmacology, this technology holds promising prospects within the realm of space research.

3D-bioprinting not only emerges as a vital tool for addressing medical emergencies during space missions but also unlocks unique opportunities for conducting biological experiments and generating tissues for regenerative medicine in space. To investigate 3D-bioprinting in microgravity, my research within the “BioMedical Printing Technology” department focusses on developing a simulation platform that, unlike drop tower experiments or parabolic flights, can also be used for long-term observations of tissue models.