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Study finds natural compound can be used for 3-D printing of medical implants

October 23, 2013

 scaffold for tissue engineering Biomedical engineering researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring compound can be incorporated into 3-D printing processes to create medical implants out of nontoxic polymers. The compound is riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2. Full Story

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