Chinese researchers delve deeply into tissue engineering, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘ 3D printing of gelatin methacrylate-based nerve guidance conduits with multiple channels .’
While there have been incredible strides forward in the worlds of bioprinting and tissue engineering, there has been much challenge too. Areas such as bone regeneration are known to be particularly difficult, along with basic premises like sustainability and viability of cells , but in this study, nerve tissue and peripheral nerve regeneration are the focus as the scientists develop a new bioink. Usually, the result of trauma or a birth defect, peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a serious medical issue in patients who may also lose sensory and motor function. Hundreds of thousands of nerve repair surgeries are performed around the world each year, with nerve autografts being common: “However, limited supply, permanent donor site morbidity, size and geometrical mismatch, […]
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