Bonassar lab tissue printing featured on CNN

Bonassar Laboratory’s Work on Tissue Printing Featured on CNN

3D printing has tremendous potential to revolutionize the way that medicine is practiced. In combination with medical imaging data, 3D printing can produce implants customized to the anatomy of specific patients. Our laboratory has been developing technology to use image-based design to print living implants using inks made from hydrogels seeded with cells. Using MRI, CT, and 3D photogrammetry combined with 3D printing, we have generated anatomically shaped ear cartilage, meniscus, and intervertebral discs. We are currently applying these tissues to develop treatments for traumatic joint injury, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and congenital defects such as microtia. Please see http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/03/tech/innovation/3-d-printing-human-organs/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 to find out more!