Monday November 28, 2016

Australian Hospital Getting A 3D Tissue-Printing Facility In 2017

What story about a hospital getting a 3D tissue-printing facility would be complete without a picture of a gross 3D printed body part? At least it's not grafted on to the back of a lab rat this time.

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Our researchers are working on modelling a customisable ear cartilage model that can be used to print a 3D ear for people born with microtia, a congenital condition where the external ear is underdeveloped or non-existent. Launching in 2017, the Herston Biofabrication Institute will advance knowledge and technology in 3D scanning, modelling and printing of bone, cartilage and other human tissue to repair tissue that is lost or damaged.