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By Dinusha Mendis
Bournemouth University 

3D printing of body parts is coming fast – but regulations are not ready


January 10, 2020

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Dinusha Mendis, Bournemouth University and Ana Santos Rutschman, Saint Louis University

(THE CONVERSATION) In the last few years, the use of 3D printing has exploded in medicine. Engineers and medical professionals now routinely 3D print prosthetic hands and surgical tools. But 3D printing has only just begun to transform the field.

Today, a quickly emerging set of technologies known as bioprinting is poised to push the boundaries further. Bioprinting uses 3D printers and techn...

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