Weapon Wednesday – Printed Body Parts for Combat Medicine


U.S. Army
  • West Point pre-med students are doing research that could lead to the 3D printing of “bio bandages” and small body parts.
  • So-called “bio printers” could print things such as bone cartilage and blood vessels the same way regular 3D printers print solid objects.
  • The research is still in the early phases but could have applications for soldiers wounded in battle. read more