“Complications after surgery” is a vague and scary term that refers to secondary conditions, like infection, that develop post-surgery. Studies have shown that these complications affect upwards of 50 million patients worldwide and are more likely to appear in high-income countries like the United States, where surgeries are more common.
For reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, of which there were 22 million combined in the U.S. in 2018 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this risk is especially palpable given their invasive.
But this risk could be revolutionized by a new finding.
Using new 3D bioprinting techniques, biomaterial scientists and tissue engineers from China, the U.S. and Belgium have discovered how to non-invasively grow body parts and organs underneath living skin. Their new approach to 3D bioprinting and allows for non-invasive tissue growth and wound healing. It works through injecting bioink cells, the additive material traditionally used in […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...