Blindness Cure: Newcastle University 3D Print World’s First Human Corneas!

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Scientists at Newcastle University have 3D printed the world’s first human corneas.

By creating a special bio-ink using stem cells mixed together with alginate and collagen, they were able to print the cornea using a simple low-cost 3D bio-printer.

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It’s hoped, after further testing, that this new technique could be used to help combat the world-wide shortage of corneas for the 15 million people requiring a transplant.

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To find out more about this research visit:

educateinspirechange.org/science-technology/3d-printed-human-corneas-to-cure-blindness-are-here/?fbclid=IwAR3oBKCectNAU_DFMyOKyQOiElHKk1Li-ndckdrfv3ayXq1dQD5o23es6ds

 

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