English World Cup Winner’s Charity is Creating 3D Printed Bones for Landmine Survivors

Published by , December 20, 2016 3:33 am

(3DPrintingIndustry) The retired English World Cup winning footballer Sir Bobby Charlton is creating synthetic bones thru his charity “Find A Better Way” to combat the effects of landmines in Cambodia. Sir Bobby has signed a financial agreement with the University of Glasgow to start research into generating synthetic bones through 3D printing, nanotechnology, and stem cell research.
His charity was founded in 2012 after the ex-footballer visited Cambodia and saw first-hand the devastation caused by mines. The aim of the research is to create the possibility for synthetic bone pieces to be tailor made in 3-4 days. Once implanted in the patient, the scaffold will dissolve over time leaving only the growth of a new bone in its place.

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