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VIDEO: Scientists Have 3D Printed Artificial Corneas Using Human Cells


Kelsey Davis, Sr. Manager, Digital Media Marketing, Consumer Technology Association
Technology is truly transforming modern healthcare, opening the doors for new solutions and treatments for a myriad of health concerns.

Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a way to 3D print corneas using human cells combined with alginate and collagen to create a material they call a “bio-ink.” With a current shortage of corneas available for transplants, these innovators are hoping that in the future this new technique could help the millions people worldwide who need surgery in order to prevent corneal blindness.

Take a look at the video below to see the groundbreaking technique in action and learn more about Newcastle University’s work here.

 

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