New 3D printing method can produce bone, muscle and cartilage

Navy surgeryA new 3D printing method has potential for use in implants, reports Fox News. The new process, called “the integrated tissue and organ printing system,” can be used to produce human-sized bone, muscle and cartilage.

“It has been challenging to produce human scale tissues with 3-D printing because larger tissues require additional nutrition,” Dr. Anthony Atala from Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina told Reuters Health by email.

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