A 3D printer is used to extrude the bio-ink (magenta) into a receptacle simulating a bone cavity

Presently, if a patient is missing a section of bone due to accident or disease, it has to be replaced with bone harvested from elsewhere in their body. A new cell-containing gel, however, could one day be 3D printed right into the injury, where it would then harden.

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