3D-printed bone breakthrough made by Dublin researchers

download (1)Researchers based in Dublin have created a process to support 3D printing of new bone material – which might give those that require bone grafts more options.

The research could be used to regenerate large defects caused by tumour resections, trauma and infection, as well as inherited bone deformities.

It could also have numerous applications in surgeries involving the mouth, jaw, face and skull and orthopaedic surgery, especially in cases where tissues with complex geometries need to be regenerated, for example cases in the head, jaw or spine.

Led by Professor Daniel Kelly, the study was conducted by Amber, the materials science centre which aims to research ”materials that will transform everyday products of the future, from mobile phones to knee implants, batteries to beer bottles”.

By Gráinne Ní Aodha | The Journal.ie


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