• Current cartilage transplant procedures rely on two-dimensional cell generation that doesn't evolve as the patient's joint regains function in the future. 3D bioprinted cartilages, on the other hand, are expected to reproduce and become a part of the body's mechanism.
  • In the case of reconstructive surgery on a smashed nose, a digital 3D model is created while a biopsy removes cartilage cells from the patient's body. The cells are then spawned with suitable biopolymers to create a hydrogel consistent with the suspension of the printer. The biopolymers act as a shaping mold for the cells until the cartilage cells in the body break them down.
  • Even though this technology has the potential to personalize medicine and create body-replicating magic, bioprinting and research is an expensive and exhaustive process that prevents cellular 3D printer cartridges from being widely available in hospitals just yet.

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