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3D printed bone with living cells

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UNSW researchers have developed an ink comprised of calcium phosphate, and their new technique allows 3D printing of bone-like structures that harden in minutes when placed in water.

This marks the first time  such structures were created at room temperature without harsh chemicals or radiation, and including living cells.

Imagine a day where a patient needing a bone graft can walk into a clinic where the anatomical structure of their bone is imaged, translated to a 3D printer, and directly printed into the cavity with their own cells.

https://m-cacm.acm.org/news/250142-scientists-use-novel-ink-to-3d-print-bone-with-living-cells/fulltext


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