Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – 3D printed device guides spinal cord repair

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University of Minnesota engineers and medical researchers have developed a 3D printed device that could treat patients with spinal cord injuries. The device is comprised of a 3D printed silicone guide and specialized cells that are 3D printed onto it. The guide, when surgically implanted, acts as a bridge between living nerve cells surrounding the injury. The hope is that the patient would be able to regain some rudimentary nerve function. Read more about the 3D printed device for spinal cord repair at University of Minnesota.