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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:21 PM

Cartilage made using hybrid 3D printer (BBC)

Researchers have developed a way to "print" cartilage that could help treat joint diseases and sporting injuries.

They say that the new material is more robust and hardwearing than previous efforts to create artificial cartilage.

A traditional ink-jet printer combined with a specialised spinning-machine is used to make it.

It could lead to bespoke cartilage created for individual patients. But one expert warned it was too early to be confident it would ever be used.

The study was published in the Institute of Physic's journal Biofabrication.
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more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20444421
online article free for 30 days: http://iopscience.iop.org/1758-5090/5/1/015001

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eppur_se_muova Nov 2012 OP
savebigbird Nov 2012 #1
orpupilofnature57 Nov 2012 #2
msongs Nov 2012 #3
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #4
lob1 Nov 2012 #5
LVdem Nov 2012 #6

Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:33 PM

1. That's the coolest thing I've read today! n/t

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:41 PM

2. Lately the 3-D Printer is being talked about like the Gutenberg Galaxy.

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:55 PM

3. soon all our politicians will be made on these printers...fake to the core lol nt

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:01 PM

4. Now this is the business America should be in

We need education to stir healthy thinking and knowledge for our young ones to be great.

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:20 PM

5. They're now trying to print out a non-crazy republican.

A bridge too far.

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:26 PM

6. As someone who has lived 30 years without cartilage in my RT knee...

I am hopeful this technology will prove practical. I sure could use it!!!

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