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The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Notes: 3D bioprinting in medicine

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  • Jackson M, Border P, Hay DC

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  • Bioprinting POSTnote 620 Mar2020 HAY

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Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Notes
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2020


3D printing in medicine is usually associated with the production of medical devices such as hip implants and prosthetic limbs. However, new research is applying 3D printing to living cells and proteins, to print new tissues and organs for medical use in a process known as 3D bioprinting. This POSTnote gives an overview of 3D bioprinting and the associated biological, manufacturing, regulatory and ethical implications.

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