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3D skin printer to repair deep wounds

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3D skin printer to repair deep wounds. According to Hakimi, “Our skin printer promises to tailor tissues to specific patients and wound characteristics and it’s very portable.”

The handheld device is the size of a small shoe box and weighs less than a kilogram. It also requires minimal operator training and eliminates the washing and incubation stages required by many conventional bio printers.

According to Professor Guenther, “Several steps are needed, but we are confident we will get there”.

This report was recently published in the Journal Lab on a Chip. Their research, led by Navid Hakimi (MIE Ph.D. candidate) under the supervision of Professor Axel Guenther (MIE, IBBME), and in collaboration with Dr. Marc Jeschke, director of the Ross-Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital.

According to Professor Guenther, “Several steps are needed, but we are confident we will get there”.






3D printed scaffolds with turmeric

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The WSU research team improved bone-growing capabilities on 3D-printed, ceramic bone scaffolds by 30-45 percent when coated with curcumin, a compound found in the spice, turmeric. They have published their work in the journal,
Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of Ayurveda. Turmeric has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and bone-building capabilities.
According to Susmita Bose, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, “As a mother and having a chemistry background, I realized I didn’t want my children to be exposed to so many chemicals for every illness,” Bose said. “I started looking at home remedies.”
she always emphasizes healthy living as the best way to guarantee the best health outcomes, including healthy eating, proper sleep, interesting hobbies, and exercise.:)

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3D Printing from Recycled Ocean Plastic

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3D Printing from Recycled Ocean Plastic is for better future.  PlasticBank.org has printed the world’s first 3D printing filament from recycled ocean plastic. The plastic from the shorelines of Alaska, the sorting, recycling and a successful print from HPDE which is a very difficult plastic type for 3D printing.

Selecting a hard to print but commonly found plastic type was an important part of the Plastic’s for Change program. The extruder technology was developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The Plastic Bank is turning plastic waste into a currency in developing countries.

A large part of The Plastic Bank’s life improvement program is to empower the world’s poor to become micro-recycling/manufacturing entrepreneurs by providing access to 3D printing. All Alaska footage was courtesy of Dudes on Media for National Geographic.