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Texas A&M: 3D Printed Bone the Future of Facial Surgery

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Currently, doctors have two options when a patient needs a facial bone replaced due to injury or illness, such as cancer. They can take a bone from another part of the body and graft it into place. However, implant morbidity and complications caused by the trauma of multiple surgeries make this option less than ideal. The second option is to graft synthetic materials to the site. However, from time of injury to delivery of the custom implant takes about three to four weeks, which reduces the chances of the patient healing properly. But now a new technology being developed by researchers at Texas A&M’s College of Dentistry may revolutionize the treatment process.  

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3D Printed Liver Tissue Leads to $30M NIH Bioresearch Grant for UCSD

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Feb 24, 2016

A team of nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego is creating 3D bio-printed liver tissue. This exciting new technology could change the game for researchers developing new medications.

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Tags: UCSD research, UCSD, UC San Diego, research grant, Bioreseach, 3D printing, Dr. Shaochen Chen,, Dr. Shu Chien

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