New 3D printed bio-electronic devices could improve surgery outcomes

Today I came across this story from ktiv.com that’s interesting:

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say they have come up with a new 3D printed, bio-electronic device that could improve surgery outcomes. Mechanical engineers at the University of Minnesota have been busy 3D printing something that could change the way surgeons learn and prepare. Michael McAlpine, a mechanical engineer said, “So this is a life-like prostate model which gives electronic feedback.” McAlpine says the model is also patient specific, meaning he and his team begin by analyzing actual MRI scans and tissue samples. McAlpine said, “We take that tissue, we do mechanical tests on it in order to figure out the properties of the prostate tissue. New 3D printed bio-electronic devices could improve surgery outcomes

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