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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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CESAR-JUAREZ, Ángel Adrián et al. Use and application of 3D printing and bioimpression technology in medicine. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2018, vol.61, n.6, pp.43-51. ISSN 2448-4865.

In today's world, so-called "addition manufacturing technologies" or 3D printing also called rapid prototyping have transcended the borders of almost every field of science and medicine is no exception. It is not surprising that its exploration for practical uses is increasing. In medicine, this technology of printing by addition has evolved to bioprinting, which occurs by a special process, from cells grown in a laboratory, which makes possible its transformation into a type of organs tailored to the patient.

The three-dimensional impression of human organs requires take samples of tissues or stem cells from the patient, which are grown in the laboratory waiting to multiply or differentiate to other cell lines; then, to create said object, a solid material at room temperature and with a known melting point is applied layer by layer.

Currently the use of this technology uses the medical images of patients trying to preserve the anatomy of the structures that they want to reproduce. In this article the bases and the potential use of this technology in the medical area will be addressed.

Keywords : 3D printing; 3D bioimpression; regenerative medicine; tissue engineering.

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