Russian Researchers Say 3D Printing with Animal Bone May Regenerate Human Bones, Manage Pain

Research scientists at the Russian National Research Nuclear University may have found the key in the use of animal bones, which can be prepared and used as a substitute via a 3D printed material for missing parts in human bones.

“On the basis of hydroxyapatite, we prepared a liquid material that we can fill a 3D-printer with,” said Professor Vitaly Guzeev. “For instance, a man with a craniocerebral injury undergoes tomography, then the image is sent to the [3D-] printer which recreates an element completely matching the lost bone part. The material indurates during the printing process.”
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