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HANGZHOU, CHINA – 3D printing is preparing to revolutionize not just the general manufacturing industry, but the medical industry as well. CNN has reported that China has produced a 3D printer that prints biological material. The process uses medical polymer, inorganic materials and water gel mixed with viable cells. The printer is named Regenovo.
According to Xu Ming’en, head of the universities’ research team, Regenovo’s printed cells have a survival rate of 90% with a living time of up to four months.