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Innovation in 3D printing and spinal bone grafts at McGill

Published: 30 Sep 2013

A team led by McGill University’s Dr Michael H Weber, and Professor Jake Barralet, are developing a new technology with a 3D printer which seeks to create replicas of bone for spinal grafts. The concept creates a bone-like replacement material in the exact shape of bone or bone segment which is to be removed. Professor Barralet holds the Canada Research Chair in osteoinductive biomaterials. Dr Weber is an assistant professor in the McGill Department of Surgery and Orthapeadic Surgeon at the Montreal General Hospital, specializing in spinal surgery and talks about their innovative research

Listen to the interview on Radio-Canada International

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