3-D Bioprinting: 5 Things Medical Device Cos. Should Know

Law360, New York (February 18, 2016, 10:53 AM EST) -- 3-D printing has been used by medical device manufacturers to produce medical devices such as biopolymer tracheal splints for infants and customized prosthetics and anatomical models. Recently, medical device manufacturers have begun employing 3-D printers and imaging technology to bioprint, i.e., to print biological tissue such as human organs or human tissue, for example neurological stem cells that treat damaged nervous system. While bioprinting is still in its incipiency, printing human tissue and human organs could have a major impact on surgical procedures and human organ engineering and manufacturing.

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