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3D Printing in Healthcare Will Bring Huge Savings

3D Printing in Healthcare Will Bring Huge Savings

Written by Paul

October 30, 2018

Imagine suffering a devastating back injury and facing a lifetime of reduced mobility. Now, researchers at the University of Minnesota are developing an exciting potential treatment. They’re taking the concept of 3-D printing in healthcare to new levels with an implantable device impregnated with neuronal stem cells. Made of silicone, the cellular matrix would be implanted into an injury area, acting as a bridge between living nerve cells. According to a study in Advanced Functional Materials , the device could become the basis for a new approach to treating spinal cord injury and could one day help reduce pain in patients while restoring some function. Printed Teeth, Pills and Tissue 3D printing began about 40 years ago but has only recently come into its own, accelerating the development of healthcare technology, rapid prototyping and many other fields. In 2015, researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands created […]

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