The technique enables the creation of a hydrogel model of a lung-mimicking air sac that delivers oxygen to surrounding blood vessels.
Tissue scaffolding, nerve grafting and skin printing hold promise, but there is much more work to be done.
From manufacturing medical devices and dental implants to bioprinting organs for transplant, 3-D printing is on the verge of revolutionizing healthcare in the coming years.
With the largest patient population in the world, the region has high growth potential over the next few years.
Design freedom, increased accuracy, and customization, are fueling growth.
As additive manufacturing comes to the forefront as a disruptive technology, industry continues to speculate about how liability will be shared.