Racing to implant the first biologically 3D printed windpipe in human

Dr. Faiz Y. Bhora, director of thoracic surgical oncology at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, hopes to be the first to successfully implant 3D-printed tracheas in human patients. Together with his research team, Dr. Bhora hopes to create the first customized trachea engineered without synthetic material.
This pioneering work uses a 3D printer to produce tracheas from completely biologic materials primed with stem cells for growth.
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