Armed with Science , the U.S. Department of Defense science blog, runs an interview with Dr. Brad Ringeisen, Head of the Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section in the Chemistry Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
The group's mission is to "support to the Navy and Marines through basic and applied research."
Ringeisen "helped develop a Navy-patented cell printing process termed Biological Laser Printing, or BioLP, that enables researchers to create complex patterns and interfaces of live human cells. BioLP can print patterns and 3D structures of materials ranging from living bacteria and mammalian cells to soil and paraffin-embedded tissue slices. It is quite possibly the most versatile bioprinter in the world."