Revolutionizing 3D handheld bioprinter

27-Feb-2020
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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.

Bioprinter was successfully tested on mice, significant muscle hypertrophy was recorded

Mentioned in this article:

Resource Ali Tamayol - Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering

Resource American Chemical Society

Resource Indranil Sinha - Dr. Indranil Sinha is a plastic surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts

Resource National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Resource The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation - Driving innovation for trauma patients through multidisciplinary research, education, and community outreach

Resource UConn School of Dental Medicine - The School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is a valued state resource and a leading institution in dental education

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