Nuno & Bill,
I believe the company in the Boston area is Molecular Geodesics. Try
http://www.molec-geodesics.com for more information.
Medical Modeling Corporation
17301 W. Colfax Ave., Ste. 300
Golden, CO 80401
"William D. Richards" wrote:
> At 6:38 PM +0100 5/15/00, Nuno Reis wrote:
> >Dear List,
> >I am interested in contacting biomaterials / biomedical devices
> >manufacturers that can give shape to personalized designs in a variety
> >of materials (either bioactive or biocompatible).
> >Any help is extremely appreciated.
> >Kind regards,
> >Nuno Reis
> >For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
> I can't remember the name of the company, but you should be able to
> look them up on the internet fairly easily. It is located in Boston,
> and they are making replacement body parts out of living tissue. They
> actually use some RP approaches in their process.
> Basically they create a scaffold out of a biodegradable material in
> the shape of the missing body part, and then infuse the donors cells
> into the scaffold. Over a period of time, the cells orient
> themselves, and using the scaffold as a template, grow into the new
> body part.
> They have already been able to create ears and noses out of
> cartilage, and are hoping that in the near future, they will be able
> to grow more specialized pieces, such as heart valves, kidneys and
> livers from the cells of the recipient.
> Just think, in ten years (maybe sooner), are you sick of having to
> give yourself insulin injections every day? Heck, just RP a new
> pancreas and throw your syringes away! Years of smoking cigars
> finally catch up with you? Forget the quadruple bypass, just order up
> a new heart through the internet! In just a month, you'll be chasing
> those interns around the Oval Office again, and actually be able to
> keep up! Sorry ladies, we can't replace your husbands' brains just
> yet... ;)
> Bill Richards
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> For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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