VA expands 3D printing network: 3 things to know

Written by Shayna Korol | February 01, 2019 | Print  |

The VA is continuing to expand its national integrated virtual 3D printing network, which grew from three hospitals in early 2017 to 20 at the end of 2018.

Three things to know:

1. VA researchers are working create a 3D bio-printing program to develop individually customized replacement tissues.

2. The VA aims to implant a bio-printed vascular bone into a patient in the next three years.

3. The 3D printing virtual Center of Excellence is part of the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem, which includes two programs that aim to identify and scale innovations and best practices across VA.

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