Regenerative medicine: creating a new body?

Regenerative medicine: creating a new body?


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Today's regenerative medicine mainly deals with the reconstitution of cartilage, tendons and skin. The body's own material (autologous) is used here most of the time.

Collagen and hydrogels: the stuff that regenerative dreams are made of

Structure is key

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Even though 3D printing an organ will most likely never be possible: With bioprinting, 3D printing can greatly contribute to regenerative medicine by creating threedimensional implants that resemble structures in the body.

A blueprint for growth

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