This New Instrument Could Make Waves in the World of 3D Printing

Ben Benoy Economy and MarketsThere is an unwritten rule in biotech innovation that states epic engineering requires epic tools. Truly disruptive technology that changes the way we live our lives is often fast-tracked by new means and methods used to create it.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have embraced this mantra by researching the use of an instrument called the “acoustic tweezer.”

Ok, I know that doesn’t sound earth shattering, but it could make waves in the world of 3D printing!

The field of 3D printing has grown a new leg, no pun intended, called bioprinting.  Yes, no longer can you just print out forks, shoes, and paperclips. Now scientists have discovered how to print out cellular-tissue structures: basically, organs!

The largest issue in this new bioprinting field though is keeping the tissue alive after it’s printed. Developing complex structures and implanting cells has become quite the task.

Enter the acoustic tweezer. This interesting piece of biotech manipulates the organ’s tissue at the cellular level by using acoustic waves. This allows for a much safer and effective method to develop the cellular infrastructure within the tissue to keep it alive.

I am tracking the impact of this disruptive technology via my social media collective intelligence system. In the past we’ve been able to get a jump on the market by discovering emerging trends in social media before they hit mainstream news.

Personally, I was excited about this technology just on the de-splintering applications alone.

Ben Benoy

Ben Benoy
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Ben Benoy is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has been an active retail trader since 2006. He identifies investment opportunities based on key social media trends. He first identified the concept in 2008 and has since developed a tool for tracking investment “chatter” between social media users. His proprietary Social Media Stock Sentiment system has developed into a state-of-the-art platform that identifies and classifies chatter about stocks through algorithms and other indicators to forecast stock-price direction. Ben’s track record speaks for itself — over the past 12 months, his system boasts a win rate of 82.2% on 112 stock trades.