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Biosphere, combining stem cells and 3D printing in regenerative medicine

Five years ago, a team of Australian researchers developed a device that was destined to revolutionize regenerative medicine. Their invention, which they called the BioPen, consisted of a “pen” designed to deposit stem cells and growth factors inside a biopolymer to repair the bones and cartilage of patients who had suffered trauma, for example a traffic accident.