Living’ bone implants 3D bioassembled for patients with bone defects

Written by Georgi Makin

A collaborative research team from KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium) has engineered ‘living’ bone implants, with the expectation that these implants will be available to patients in as few as 4 years. Scientists from KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium) have engineered ‘living’ bone implants, inspired by how bone tissue is created in an embryo. Published in Advanced Science, the collaborative team reports that the bone-regenerating tissue implants could be created on an industrial scale by utilizing 3D bioprinting technologies and that the first of their living implants may be available to patients in as few as...

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