BioPen developed to enable surgeons to repair broken bones with ‘living’ cells

Source: University of Wollongong

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Date of publication:  4 December 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A prototype handheld BioPen has been developed to deliver live cells and growth factors directly to the site of injury enhancing recovery.  This works on the principle of 3-D printing. Further work is in progress on optimising the cell material for use in clinical trials.

Length of publication:  1 web page

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Acknowledgement: The Times

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