3D printing of implants during a surgery soon possible
Surgeons can soon use a 3D printing pen to build customized cartilage tissues during surgery. The pen with bio-ink which supports human stem cells can print cells according to the precise geometry of the implant needed. Australian researchers were able to 'draw' human stem cells in freeform patterns with extremely high survival rates. Developed by a team from ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science...