Alabama State University has won a $271,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to purchase a state-of-the-art 3-D printer.
The printer will be used by students in ASU's College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics departments.
It will enable researchers to custom design and build tissue replacements.
Dr. Derrick Dean is the lead principle investigator. He says the printer will be used by at least three graduate and undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering and biological sciences.