3-D printed corneas an ‘exciting’ breakthrough

Researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have created human corneas using a 3-D printer and stem cells, according to a university press release.
A paper published in Experimental Eye Research discusses the proof-of-concept research, which includes mixing stem cells from a healthy human donor with alginate and collagen to create a “bio-ink” that can be extruded through a 3-D printer in the shape of a human cornea. The stem cells then cultivate in the printed cornea.
Dr. Steve Swiokle holds a dyed cornea from a 3D printer with (Read more...)

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