by Gemma Escarré,
Hospital Clinic Barcelona has launched a 3D bioprinting laboratory, through a collaboration with Avinent, to print prototypes and parts for traumatology, maxillofacial surgery, otorhinolaryngology, neurosurgery and neonatology.
The lack of harmonised regulations and effective controls means this technique can't be used in patients yet, but it is a big step forward in terms of the advantages 3D printing has to offer for surgery.
Recently, Avinent was at the BIOMEDevice congress and on abusiness mission to Boston to get a first-hand look at the most innovative technology being applied in this field and to explore commercialisation opportunities.
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