Applications of 3D printing in neuroscience: approaches to spinal cord injury research

Written by Jacob Koffler

In this interview, Jacob Koffler (University of California San Diego; CA, USA) describes his experiences using 3D printing technologies for spinal cord injury R&D. Biography I am a Bioengineer Neuroscientist working at the Center for Neural Repair within the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD; CA, USA). I use 3D printing and hydrogel materials to create biomimetic spinal cord scaffolds. The 3D printed implants precisely fit and match any patient’s injury site, which is important for improved integration with the host. I also use stem cells to form neuronal relays across spinal cord injury sites,...

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