11
May
2016

Repairing damaged cartilage with a man-made bio-glass

The bio-glass has self-healing properties, allowing two sections to firmly reattach after being pulled apart

Pioneering technologies like 3D printing have had a huge impact on the medical world, and now a unique material developed by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Milano-Bicocca could lead to all-new implants for replacing damaged cartilage, including discs between vertebrae. The new material mimics the properties of the real thing, while encouraging the re-growth of natural cartilage.

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