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3D printing creates potential solution for tuberculosis

3D printing creates potential solution for tuberculosis

Written by David

June 19, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause it spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. This disease, unfortunately, is found in Indonesia and had caused a death toll of 1.2 million people. According to data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Indonesia is ranked as the 3rd country with the most TB patients in the world. According to a recent press release , this is the reason behind why three Biomedical Engineering students from the Airlangga University (UNAIR) submitted a Student Creativity Program (PKM) proposal titled, “Prospect of 3D Printing in Bone Scaffold Making as Spinal Tuberculosis Drug Delivery.” The Project The team believes that in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era, there is a great opportunity for innovations to overcome and solve problems. Thus, the team thought of […]


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