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Printing Bone Using Stem Cells; The Future of Regenerative Medicine is Now™

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 12:52:10 PM

3D printed jawbone and skull scaffolds Bone scaffolds

Researchers from University of Nottingham in England had their 3D printing technology on display last week at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition. This technology is being used to create custom-fitted bone replacements and other body parts.

As Dr. Kevin Shakesheff, Head of School of Pharmacy at University of Nottingham explains, “For example, if a child had a jawbone defect, you could take an image of the defect, feed it into a computer and print a replacement to precisely fill the defect using the patient’s own [autologous] cells.”

Interdisciplinary advances such as 3D printing with stem cells demonstrates that the future of regenerative medicine is indeed now. Such treatments represent the gold standard of regenerative medicine; extracting autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells, expanding them on a scaffold, and transplanting the body part back into the patient.

Did you know that one of the best sources for autologous stem cells are your teeth? To learn more about the utility of dental pulp stem cells, regenerative medicine, and how you can safely preserve your own stem cells for your future health, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.

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The future of Regenerative Medicine is now™.

Topics: Jaw, stemsaveblog, Stemcells, Teeth, autologousstemcells, dental pulp stem cells, Conference, Mandibular bone


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