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3D-printing to Accelerate Stem Cell Therapies

Posted by [email protected] on Aug 16, 2013 12:10:25 PM

Dr. Matthew Wheeler holding 3D-printed splint

Scientists at the University of Illinois have used a 3D-printer to create a bioresorbable airway splint that was used in a transplant to treat tracheobronchomalacia in a young boy whose prognosis prior to the transplant was fatal. Dr. Matthew Wheeler, a professor at the University of Illinois and a member of the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering research team at the Institute for Genomic Biology hopes to add stem cells to the splint in order to accelerate healing.

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Topics: bioprinting, trachea, stemsaveblog, Stemcells, tracheobronchomalacia

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