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

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.

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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