Biologists from Krasnoyarsk master the printing of bones

Russian scientists, in parallel with their colleagues from other countries, continue research on the creation of biomaterials compatible with the human body.

A breakthrough in this direction may be the work of the Krasnoyarsk University staff on the creation of bone tissue using polyhydroxybutyrate. It is characterized by complete biodegradability and the possibility of 3D prototyping in combination with computed tomography.

The successful implementation of the project, according to Professor Yekaterina Shishatskaya, is a direct road to the creation of artificial bones that are biocompatible with human ones, which many generations of orthopedists have dreamed of.

With the help of additive prototyping technology, which combines the capabilities of unique digital cameras and software systems, today it is possible to print isolated types of fabrics for a specific situation on special 3D printers. Printing is carried out by the method of layer-by-layer fusion of the material. In this case, the chemical structure of the polymer remains unchanged, and the need for a binder adhesive component is completely eliminated.