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‘It’s personalized medicine,’ Jie Song tells Telegram about UMMS bone research using 3D printers

By Jim Fessenden

UMass Medical School Communications

September 22, 2014
  Jie Song, PhD
  Jie Song, PhD

Researchers at UMMS are at the vanguard of a new wave of medical research using affordable 3D printing technologies, according to a story in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Using a consumer grade 3D printer, Jie Song, PhD, associate professor, is printing  flexible, therapeutic scaffolds no thicker than an adhesive bandage that have the potential to treat damaged bones and tissues. Built from a novel material being developed in Dr. Song’s lab, the scaffold can potentially be loaded with therapeutic stem cells or proteins that a patient needs to heal.

“It really becomes tailored to an individual patient’s need,” Dr. Song told the Telegram. “It’s personalized medicine.”

Read the full article at http://www.telegram.com/article/20140922/NEWS/309229896/1116