Utilizing 3D printing may enable production of customized biodegradable stent

Written by Sonia Mannan

Guillermo Ameer and Cheng Sun from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering (Evanston, IL, USA) have 3D printed customized stents using micro continuous liquid interface production and a biodegradable polymer. Researchers at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering (Evanston, IL, USA) have utilized 3D printing to develop flexible, biodegradable stents that are personalized for each patient. The 3D printing technique termed projection micro-stereolithography was adapted and used with a polymer to produce the stent. The study was recently published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies. “Right now, the vast majority of stents are made from a metal and have off-the-shelf availability in...

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