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Bioscientists Develop 3D Printed Artificial Tissues to Help Heal Bone and Cartilage Injuries

Bioscientists Develop 3D Printed Artificial Tissues to Help Heal Bone and Cartilage Injuries

Written by David

April 12, 2019

Back to top Bioscientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland are developing a method to 3D print artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage injuries in the elbows, ankles, and knees. In a recently published paper, bioscientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland report that they are working together to 3D print artificial tissues to help heal injuries to knees, elbows, and ankles by healing bone and cartilage. Rice University graduate student and lead author of the paper, Sean Bittner, said: “Athletes are disproportionately affected by these injuries, but they can affect everybody. I think this will be a powerful tool to help people with common sports injuries.” The work of the researchers is to mimic the characteristics of osteochondral tissue by engineering scaffolds which have hard bone underneath a layer of cartilage. Currently, if elbow, ankle, and knee bone or cartilage are damaged, […]

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