Newcastle

Scientists Create First 3D-Printed Human Corneas

Newcastle University scientists have created the first 3D-printed human corneas using a combination of human cells, alginate, and collagen, potentially creating an “unlimited supply” of corneas to treat blindness for millions of people.

The research team used human embryonic stem cells to grow retinal cells on a thin plastic scaffold and then transplanted the "engineered tissue" into two sufferers of age-related macular degeneration who can now read again, albeit slowly