Swansea: 3D printed ear would ‘transform’ girl’s life.
3D printed treatment in plastic surgery.
As mentioned by Iain Whitaker, chairman of plastic surgery at the university’s medical school,¨Girls like to tie their hair up and pierce their ears and to have two matching ears will be a positive thing.
The £2.5m study at Swansea University will use human cells and plant-based materials to rebuild ears and noses in a lab, which they say will eliminate scarring.
Successful translation of this research programme will transform the future of surgery, removing the need to transfer tissue from one part of the body to another and avoid the associated pain and scarring,” said Iain Whitaker, chairman of plastic surgery at the university’s medical school.¨