3D Printing Can Print Bone and Cartilage

Since some of my books deal with a lot of advanced and emerging technology, and I’m passionate about keeping up to date with the latest discoveries, I’ve decided to start blogging about new tech advances!

3D printing has come a long way from the simple printing of a tiny plastic toy (though that can be useful, too!), and it’s not slowing down any time soon. The latest news is even farther than the prosthetic arms they were printing for $30 – now they can print fully functioning bone, cartilage, and muscles. These creations–printed using a bioprinter with biodegradable plastic and human cells–can live for a few weeks and survive the implant into animals. The next step is to do further testing so they can eventually use them on humans!

Read more about this here on Popular Mechanics: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a19443/3d-printer-bone-cartilidge-and-muscle/.

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