A 20-year-old woman with a congenital disorder was born with a small, deformed right ear. 3DBio Therapeutics, which performed the procedure, printed the ear using the patient’s own cells.
He received a 3D-printed ear implant made from his own cells
The manufacturer announced on Thursday. Independent experts say the transplant, part of the technology’s first successful clinical trial, is an amazing advance in tissue technology.
Over time, it will look like a normal ear
The 3D-printed ear is made in a mold that perfectly fits the patient’s ear. The molded ear was implanted into the patient in March of this year, but the company has just reported the result. The artificial ear will continue to regenerate over time, giving the natural ear the look and feel of it.
However, apart from the fact that the operation was performed and that it was successful, no further information has been disclosed, The New York Times. The explanation may be that the new technology is a trade secret.
It would be premature to say that a printed ear or such organs can be considered completely safe. Doctors can work by following the rules, but without knowing how well the patient’s body can tolerate the foreign substance. 3DBio has a slightly more informative location in this area, as the same patient’s cells were also used for the printed ear, reducing the risk of complications.
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