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3D printing used to heal broken bones

Tuesday 19 September 2017 4:58pm

Dr Khoon Lim Image provided by  StarMediaImage provided by StarMedia

The Star reports on how "Christchurch researchers are growing veins in the laboratory as part of a project aiming to create large 3D-printed pieces of bone for use in orthopaedic surgery. The work is being done by the University of Otago's Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group."

The group's work is explained by Dr Lim Khoon, who is hopeful that the new technology could be used in surgery within five years.

Read the full article on The Star's website