3-D printed protein-infused scaffold could repair damaged meniscus

Source:  Science Translational Medicine 2014, 6(266), 266ra171

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Date of publication:  10 December 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Researchers have devised a way to replace the meniscus, using a personalised 3D-printed scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own. The therapy, has been successfully tested in sheep.

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Acknowledgement:  Healio.com

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