Process for 3D bone printing

02.09.2016: Trinity College Dublin

Scientists at the Science Foundation Ireland-funded AMBER materials science centre, hosted at Trinity College Dublin

Sources : www.rte.ie

“Scientists in Ireland have developed a process to make new bones using 3D bioprinting technology. The development could lead to new methods for large and complex defects in bones to be repaired – replacing the need for bone grafts.

More than two million people globally need a bone graft each year to repair problems caused by conditions like tumour removal, infection, injury and inherited deformities.
Grafts usually involve taking bone from the patient’s body, or from a donor, but they can be painful, and can lead to complications at the donor and graft sites.”