This 3D Printer Creates Real Bones Using Synthetic Material

3dp_joint_bone_Mihaela_VlaseaThe area of bone regeneration is one that gets a lot of attention nowadays. After the development of plastic and metal implants for bones, scientists have been steadily trying to find ways to improve this technology. One of the most prominent ways is 3D printing. Using this, we can have bone implants that are not only customized to the patient, but also havespecial properties not found in mass-produced implants.

One of these new innovations is a 3D printer created by a University of  Waterloo Engineer that allows 3D-printed joints that are made of the same minerals as human bone and interlocks with the patient’s cells to create a longer-lasting replacement.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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