“This innovative, personalised, and sustainable approach, provides the healing needed for the diabetic foot ulcers, to avoid any complications, and enables doctors to monitor the healing constantly.” Professor Dimitrios Lamprou
Produced by 3D bioprinting, the scaffolds slowly release antibiotics over a four-week period to effectively treat the wound.
“This new technology will help to fully realize the potential of 3D printing.” Prof Joseph DeSimone
“Alginates are used in wound dressings, so this material potentially could be used as a strengthened 3D-printed bandage or as a patch for wound healing or drug delivery.” Lilian Hsiao
Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created a new shape-changing or “morphing” 3D printing nozzle which can print “fiber-filled composites”
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for people who would like to contribute to the funding of the materials.