3-D Printers Will Allow Babies to Breathe Again


A recent development in 3-D printing has enabled a 16-month old baby to breathe again.

Garrett Peterson, born with a weak cartilage in his windpipe, was introduced to a 3-D-printed flexible splint that holds open his windpipe until it's strengthened to work independently and will completely dissolve. The 3-D printing procedure was advocated by Scott Hollister, a University of Michigan biomedical engineer, and Dr. Glenn Green, a trachea specialist.


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