South Korean Researchers Developing 3D Bioprinting Process for Ear Reconstruction

Published by , June 2, 2017 8:34 am

(3Ders.org)  Researchers from the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) and the Chungnam National University Hospital recently announced a new partnership through which they will seek to develop a 3D bioprinting process for ear reconstruction, as well as a number of other projects.
In advancing their 3D printed ear research, the scientists plan to use cartilage cells grown by a team from the Chungnam National University Hospital, while the KIMM researchers will be tasked with developing a 3D bioprinting method specifically for ear reconstruction. The researchers say that as their work advances, they will test the 3D bioprinted ears on animals before any human transplantation will occur.
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