3D-printed scaffolds allow for direct tissue regeneration

Written by Daniel Barrett

Researchers have developed 3D-printed scaffolds that allow for the inclusion of cell layers which encourage tissue growth, producing an implant that could be placed directly into a patient requiring tissue regeneration. Researchers from Rice University (TX, USA) have successfully 3D printed scaffolds that allow for the inclusion of layered living cells, encouraging tissue growth. This provides the potential for manufacturing distinct combinations of tissues such as cartilage. The teams hopes that the findings of this study, published in Bioprinting, could lead to applications with patients where tissue regeneration is needed to heal injuries. The unique ability for the 3D printer...

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