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Biofabrication research to find better ways to 3D print body parts

Biofabrication research to find better ways to 3D print body parts

Written by David

February 28, 2019

The collaborative work with industry of a PhD student, from the Queensland University of Technology, in finding better ways to 3D print body parts was recognised with an award worth up to A$ 35,000. Ms Naomi Paxton is the first winner of the scholarship that acknowledges the potential impact of an outstanding PhD candidate in polymer science or engineering. As reported , her research brings together polymer science and engineering in an emerging field called biofabrication. What is the research about? She uses 3D printing to fabricate biocompatible polymer surgical implants, working closely with a Melbourne-based medical device company. The goal of her research is to help patients who have lost bone as a result of accidents, birth defects or diseases such as cancer. Grafting is currently the gold-standard treatment option. This involves taking bone from another site on a patient’s body, or from a donor, and using it […]

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