February 9, 2023



A woman receives the first-ever successful transplant of a living, 3D-printed ear

ZME Science


A collaboration between doctors and US-based regenerative medicine company 3DBio Therapeutics has seen the first successful implant of a 3D-printed ear made from human cells into a living patient.

This transplant was one part of a larger cutting-edge effort: the first clinical trial of human-cell-3D-printed grafts. This event marks a major step toward widespread artificial tissue implants and tissue engineering. So far, the results are encouraging and, if everything continues along this path, we’re bound to see other types of tissue being trialed in a similar fashion.

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