University of Waterloo Engineer Builds 3D Printer for Bone and Joint Replacements

Over the years many different materials have been used to make bone and joint implants, including a wide range of plastics, ceramics and metals like titanium, with varying results. The…

Johns Hopkins Researchers Develop 3D Printable Bones Using Real Bone Cells

According to Johns Hopkins researchers, every year due to birth defect, trauma or cancer, more than 200,000 people will need replacement bones in their face or skull. Typically, doctors would…

New Research into 3D Printed Bone Implants Could Change the Way We Heal Broken Bones

The process of bone formation was discovered back in the 1960s, which led to almost immediate improvements in diagnostic techniques and eventually led to the development of synthetic calcium-based bone…

Researchers Find Iron-Manganese Alloy Material Viable for 3D Printing Scaffolding to Regenerate Tissue

One hears the terms 3D printing and scaffolding thrown together often in the long list of ‘what new technology can do for us lately.’ But what is it really, and what…

Animal Testing on Biodegradable 3D Printed Artificial Bone Successfully Accomplished in Xi’an, China

We all know that the future of regenerative medicine lies in technologies such as 3D bioprinting. The ability to reproduce organs, cartilage, bones, and other soft tissues found within the human…

3D Printed Bone Implant Saves a Virginia Woman’s Injured Leg

When 47-year-old Ruth Smith-Leigh of South Boston, Virginia was told she would likely lose her leg after a devastating car accident damaged it seemingly beyond repair, she had no idea…

University of Pittsburgh Research Teams Create 3D Printed, Metal, Biodegradable Bone Scaffolds

The 3D printer may soon be one of the most invaluable machines in the surgical theater. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine  have collaborated to…


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