3D printing bone with living cells. The ink is made up of Calcium phosphate and the technique is called ´Ceramic omnidirectional bioprinting in cell suspensions or (COBICS).´
According to a bioengineer at UNSW’s School of Chemistry, Dr. Iman Roohani, “In contrast to previous materials, our technique offers a way to print constructs in situ which mimic the structure and chemistry of the bone. The opportunities are limitless.”
According to associate Professor Kristopher Kilian, ¨This produces a dry material that is then brought into a clinical setting or in a laboratory, where they wash it profusely and then add living cells to it.¨
The research is published in ´Advanced Functional Materials.´
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