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Researchers regenerate bone using 3D printed clay hydrogel

Researchers in China have released a manuscript detailing a 3D printable material specially designed to support the growth of bone cells. Matter grown with the support of this polymer/clay nanocomposite could be used in the treatment of bone defects caused by trauma, deformities, or the removal of tumours. It has also been tested in vivo with positive results.

Middle East's only reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman installs 3D printer

We’ve seen several times before the incredible breakthroughs that are being made by 3D printing in the field of medicine, as it allows prosthetic body parts to be easily designed, cheaply produced, and personalized to an individual wearer’s needs. This month will see the introduction of the technology in one of the places where this kind of care is most urgently required. A new 3D printer, capable of producing prosthetic ears and eyes, will be installed in a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman that tends to the victims of conflicts from all over the war-torn Middle Eastern region.


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