In Australia, the centre will be established, specializing in the manufacture of implants by 3D printing using living cells

According to Queensland University of technology, his unit became a partner of medical institutions of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Under the terms of the cooperation center will be established, specializing in the manufacture of implants by 3D printing using living cells.

Working together in the new center, located on two floors of the hospital, physicians and technologists will be able to simulate and produce cartilage, bone and other tissues intended for implantation in the human body.

The project participants hope that I can facilitate the introduction of advanced technology in medical practice. According to doctors, the first experience of implantation of artificial fabrics made by printing with the introduction of the cells of the patient, gave encouraging results. Such implants, which will replace the metal structures that take root in the body, and the artificial material is gradually resorbed and replaced with natural tissue. While technology capabilities are limited to the cartilage and bones, since it is difficult to provide power to more complex tissues and organs in the manufacturing process, but researchers hope that with time it will be possible to print, for example, kidneys and other organs, figuratively speaking, moving the machine for 3D printing to the operating table.

Source: QUT

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