RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING 3D-PRINTED TISSUE FOR FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION

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RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING 3D-PRINTED TISSUE FOR FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION

Forget Bjork’s 3D printed mask — additive manufacturing could soon be a regular part of facial reconstructive surgery, thanks to facial implants created from printed tissue cartilage.

That’s according to a new project by renewable materials specialist American Process Inc. in association with Swansea University Medical School in the U.K. Researchers on the project are developing durable 3D-printed tissue that’s capable of being used in a variety of ways as part of facial reconstruction.

 


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