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June 18, 2018

New, printable and flexible ceramic bone grafts could be a game changer

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), materials scientist Ramille Shah of Northwestern University and materials engineer Adam Jakus were able to validate the commercialization potential of a new 3D printable synthetic material they call "Hyperelastic Boneā„¢," which they foresee will be a vast improvement over the current options, including other manmade materials. Shah and Jakus have doctorates in materials science and engineering.

The research in this episode was supported by NSF award #1508285 I-Corps: 3D Tissue Inks: Multifunctional 3D Printing Platform for Bone Graft Substitutes.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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