You have no doubt heard and read a lot about 3D printing. Biomaterials scientist and blogger Patrick Blit has written about it here in the context of a 3D printed tracheal splint. It is an increasingly popular method for creating human tissues and has evolved to printing prototype body parts.
Dr. Lawrence Bonassar, a biomedical engineer from Cornell University, shows off his printed ears, with ink made from living cells, in the video below. Listen up and learn!
Our regular feature, Right Turn, showcases the “lighter” side of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will bring you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be blogs.
As always, we welcome your feedback and we also welcome suitable submissions. Be creative! Use the right (!) side of your brain. Make us laugh! Let’s see if we can make this new direction a positive one for all of us. Send your submission to info(at)ccrm.ca.
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