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3-D Printing Helps Cure Childhood Disorder

from Industryweek

In a new medical breakthrough for 3-D printing, doctors have saved the lives of three children with a fatal airway disease by creating personalized implants that their bodies can absorb. Three babies who were on the brink of death from tracheobronchomalacia, an incurable disorder that causes the windpipe to collapse, were given airway splints that allowed them to recover and breathe freely, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. more

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