[LINK] New inkjet prints muscle and bone

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sat Dec 16 16:31:42 AEDT 2006

What next?  Download the spec's & manufacture an impressive escort for 
that important business lunch?

On second thought, there might just be a market for that.


Scientists have developed a new device for building muscles and bones by 
borrowing technology used in inkjet printers.

The teams from Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh School of 
Medicine use a type of inkjet printer, which uses bio-inks made up of 
growth hormones which are printed on a layer of stem cells to grow 
biological material.

David Boxall                    |  When a distinguished but elderly
                                 |  scientist states that something is
                                 |  possible, he is almost certainly
                                 |  right. When he states that
                                 |  something is impossible, he is
                                 |  very probably wrong.
                                                   --Arthur C. Clarke

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