Sep 30, 2015

3D Printed Silicone Nerve Repair Guide

Scientists developed a new 3d printing technology where they use printed silicone guides to regrow damaged nerves. It could help large number of disabled people.

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Specialized 3D printing is used to create a first-of-its-kind customized nerve regeneration guide with incorporated biochemical cues to promote both sensory and motor growth nerve regrowth. The red dots represent cues for motor growth the green dots represent cues for sensory regrowth. This research was led by University of Minnesota mechanical engineering professor Michael McAlpine.

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