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Florida scientists first in US to use 3-D printing to make human cornea

Jun 4, 2019

FAMU 3-D printer making cornea

3-D printers have been used to make prothetic hands, feet, arms and other human body parts.  But now, scientists at the College of Pharmacy at Florida Agricultural and Mechandical Unitersity in Tallahassee have, for the first time in the U.S., printed a human cornea, filled with human cells. "This syringe right here is full of hydrogel and also cells," explained research assistant Paul Dinh.

Although the cornea is not yet ready for transplant, the research and work is well on its way.

Read the story and watch the full video here.

From Newcastle University in the UK in October 2018...