A 3D-Printed Device to Treat Damaged Spinal Cords


Three MSI PIs are among the co-authors of a newly published paper that describes a 3D-printed device that could someday help repair some spinal cord injuries. A silicon guide is used as a platform for neuronal stem cells to be 3D printed on it. The guide is then implanted into a spine’s injured area, where researchers hope that it will act as a bridge between the cells above and below the injury. This might allow patients to recover some function.

The paper was published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. The PIs involved in the research are:

An article about this research can be found on the College of Science and Engineering website: New 3D-Printed Device Could Help Treat Spinal Cord Injuries.

The paper can be found on the journal website: 3D Printed Stem-Cell Derived Neural Progenitors Generate Spinal Cord Scaffolds.