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Using 3D printing to create insulin-producing cells

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Whenever there is talk of 3D printing in the medical field, the wildest ideas circulate about complete organs that can be printed and implanted in humans. This (still) belongs to the realm of science fiction. In our interview, we explain why tissue from 3D printers could already give hope to diabetes patients.

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Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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Overworked, underpaid and – from the onset of the coronavirus pandemic – underappreciated. It is no wonder nobody wants to work in hospitals anymore. Today’s hospitals must get creative to attract skilled healthcare professionals. Facilities can use digital technologies to appeal to and hire future talent. Unfortunately, many human resources departments have not yet embraced this approach.
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Using 3D printing to create insulin-producing cells


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3D printing opens a world of endless possibilities – for both industrial and medical applications. A cross-national project recently created tissue that produces insulin, spelling hope for patients with diabetes.
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