Prof. Roger Narayan, UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University, discusses the ways 3D bioprinted structures such as scaffolds and lattices are changing the field, and how important the uniformity of these structures can be.
Fatigue failure is a possible failure mode for any product that experiences cyclic loading. Although it is a common concern in product design, fatigue failure is particularly insidious in implantable medical devices where a fatigue fracture may have lethal clinical consequences. Learn more in this webinar featuring Thomas Secord, University of St. Thomas, and previously of Medtronic. Dr. Secord's work has addressed many aspects of structural design, accelerated testing, and regulatory considerations for implantable devices.
Researchers used cells to build and test a disc replacement with the strength and flex of a native disc, paving the way for human use.
Handheld BioPen filled with stem cells grows bone and cartilage to heal failing joints