Awards and achievements
February 5, 2016
Warren Grayson discusses tissue-engineered regenerated facial bone
At TEDx Baltimore guest speaker Warren Grayson, associate professor in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, discusses a revolutionary new approach for tissue engineered facial bone reconstruction. Dr. Grayson describes a process where patient-specific anatomically-correct 3-D printed bone is created. This 3-D base, called the scaffold, is enhanced with the patient’s own living tissue. The living tissue grows as the scaffold biodegrades. The resulting tissue-regenerated structure becomes a living component — so that as the patient grows and changes the regenerated bone grows and changes along with patient.