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3D Printing Replacement Body Parts

2015-08WyskMMClick to Enlarge ImageRight now, if one of your body parts fails, the only option for replacement is a transplant. Enter regenerative medicine, a fledgling field with the aim of regrowing parts from a person’s own cells. Researchers in the regenerative medicine field are now amplifying their efforts with 3D-printing technology, which can now use organic materials to create scaffolds that cells need to grow into their final forms.

Richard Wysk, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at North Carolina State University, discusses the latest successes with this research, and the timeline for creating more complicated structures.



Listen to Wysk's full interview about regenerative medicine:

The Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University: ise.ncsu.edu.


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