Revolutionizing 3D handheld bioprinter
Bioprinter could change completely the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
Surgeons deposit scaffolds, materials to support cellular and tissue growth directly into the defect sites.
Printer allows proper filling of the cavity with a fibrillar scaffold.
Fibrillar scaffolds mimic the properties of the existing tissue.
Bioprinted scaffolds have been created in vitro, but haven't been successfully used on an actual subject.
Mentioned in this article:
Ali Tamayol - Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering
Indranil Sinha - Dr. Indranil Sinha is a plastic surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts
The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation - Driving innovation for trauma patients through multidisciplinary research, education, and community outreach
UConn School of Dental Medicine - The School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is a valued state resource and a leading institution in dental education