A team of researchers at University of Saskatchewan, in Canada, are working to 3D print bone substitutes as a way to help restore bone function in patients who have suffered trauma, infections or disease. Since bone tissue has a diminished capacity for self-repair, the bone substitute, known as scaffold, would be implanted into the patient and serve as a template for the bone to regenerate. The technique for creating the scaffold involves 3D printing combined with nano-biotechnology and while the technology is relatively new, its potential looks very promising.  Read more about the 3D printed bones at University of Saskatchewan.

3d printed bone scaffold