A 3D-printed rib cage has been implanted in a patient

(Image: CSIRO)

The latest advances in 3D printing are highlighted again this week with news of a 3D printed titanium and polymer sternum and rib cage implant for a patient with a rare form of bone cancer. Using Australian 3D printing technology, this is the world's second transplant of a 3D-printed composite sternum and ribcage and the first time the technique has been used in the US. The implant was created in partnership between CSIRO, Australia's federal government agency for scientific research, and Australian medical device company Anatomics.

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