Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong develops ink for joint printing

Prof. Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong is head of the research group Cartilage Engineering and Regeneration. In one project, her group is printing cartilage transplants using the body’s own cells.

Using bioprinting -that means producing parts from human cells in three dimensional printers- Marcy Zenbi-Wong is doing state-of-the-art research for personalized medicine. The printed cartilage as for example a nose or a joint is personalized and grows with the patient. The production of the so-called bioink requires very high standards set by transplantation surgery. Marcy Zenobi-Wong’s research group is searching for a solution with polymers –for example extracted from seaweed- that is accepted by the body.
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