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Researcher Uses BioPrinting to Engineer New Jaw & Gum Cells

After 5 years of research it was the first time that they successfully printed new jaw and gum cells with the help of 3D bioprinting.

After a few years of research professor Saso Ivanovski of the Griffith University’s Menzies Institute developed a new way to create jaw and gum cells. There is already a technique to rebuild missing bone and tissue cells but currently dental surgeons take bone and tissue from other parts of the body like the hip and that’s associate with significant pain for the patient.

The method of professor Ivanvski is simpler and less painful for the patient: A CT (computer tomography) scan of the damaged region is taken and then sent to the bioprinter. The printer produces exact counterparts for the damaged region.

At the end of the whole process, you wouldn’t be able to identify what is old bone and new

Through the use of personal cells the printed counterpart should get accepted from the body. The researches around professor Ivanovski hope that they can start with pre-clinical tests in the next year.

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