Potential for handheld 3D bioprinters in point-of-care musculoskeletal treatment strategies

Written by Georgi Makin

Potential for handheld 3D bioprinters in point-of-care musculoskeletal treatment strategies

Biomedical engineers from the UConn School of Dental Medicine (CT, USA) have successfully developed a point-of-care device that could enable the direct deposit of scaffolds into defect sites of weakened skeletal muscles. A team of biomedical engineers from the UConn School of Dental Medicine (CT, USA) has reported success in the development of a point-of-care, handheld bioprinter, capable of depositing scaffold directly into the defect sites of weakened skeletal muscles. Described in ACS Applied Bio Materials, the bioprinter is capable of printing tissues that adhere precisely to surrounding tissues, mimicking the properties of the host tissue, thus removing any requirement...

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