‘NICE’ bioink could make printable bone grafts

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Printable bioink could help create anatomical-scale functional tissues, researchers report.

Bioprinting is an emerging additive manufacturing approach that takes biomaterials such as hydrogels and combines them with cells and growth factors, which researchers then print to create tissue-like structures that imitate natural tissues.

One application of this technology could be designing patient-specific bone grafts, an area that is gaining interest from researchers and clinicians.

Managing bone defects and injuries through traditional treatments tends to be slow and expensive. Gaharwar says that developing replacement bone tissues could create exciting new treatments for patients suffering from arthritis, bone fractures, dental infections, and

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