Bristol University close to printing bone and cartilage

New-bio-ink-enables-3D-printing-with-stem-cells-906x602Bristol University has produced a bio-ink that prints stem cells that develop into complex tissues like bone and cartilage. So true bioprinting is one step closer now.

At the moment, bioprinting is very much in the experimental stage and we still rely on the likes of titanium for knee and hip replacements. Bioglass, meanwhile, is showing great potential as a cartilage replacement and natural scaffold. Fully compatible bio-printed replacements would be infinitely better, however, and this development in the UK is seriously good news.


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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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