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Review of 3D Printing and Bioprinting Applications in Diabetes Treatment

April 24, 2024

An Indian researcher reviewed the different applications of 3D printing and bioprinting for the treatment of diabetes. The research may be helpful in the health industry.

Diabetes is a disease characterized by elevated blood sugar levels. The disorder can cause health complications, such as nerve damage, chronic kidney disease, and heart disease. However, early and appropriate treatment will help manage diabetes and avoid these complications.

A researcher from National Institute of Technology Calicut studied the usage of the different types of 3D (Bio)printing technologies in the treatment of diabetes and its complications. The review discussed the 3D bioprinting of diabetic disease models that can be used for screening of anti-diabetic drugs. The article also talked about the development of 3D bioprinted organs and cell-seeded hydrogels, which include pancreas engineering for the production of insulin.

Read the article on Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology for more information.

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