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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New "Bio-Ink" For 3D Printing Of Cartilage And Bone

New ‘Bio-Ink’ Could Be Used to Print New Cartilage and Bone Implants

Luke Dormehl | June 27, 2016

Of all the applications of 3D printing, the one which seems most astonishing is the possibility of one day being able to use the technology to print out vital biological organs.
But while we’re not at that point just yet, a team of researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol recently announced a significant new advance in the form of a brand new bio-ink, a printable liquid material made out of living cells. In time it is hoped that this new bio-ink may be used for the 3D printing of cartilage and bone implants for damaged body parts such as joints.


<more at; related articles and links: (Algae-based scaffold helps grow bioink for 3D-printed cartilage. June 27, 2016) and (A new bio-ink for 3-D printing with stem cells. June 23, 2016)>

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