Researchers develop new 3D bioprinting technique for engineering joint cartilage

It’s no secret that of all of the advancements in additive manufacturing technologies, those that involve 3D bioprinting are among the most exciting to watch.

Among other reasons, 3D bioprinting may hold the answer to the future of organ replacements in the case that there may not be a donor available in a life or death situation. Among other projects that have been done, doctors may soon have the ability to not just 3D bioprint a replacement thyroid gland in a lab - but actually in an operating room next to a patient within minutes. Of course, scenarios like this exist on the extreme end of the spectrum, however the existing developments that are occurring today are moving at a rapid pace.
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