Dr Laura Ruiz

Dr Laura Ruiz
Centre for Additive Manufacturing
+44 (0) 115 8466374

Expertise summary

Laura has developed a method for 3D printing cells and materials to grow cartilage and bone tissues outside the body. These tissues act as implants and aid facial reconstruction of patients that suffered of a facial deformation due to cancer. The implants could also be used to aid bone formation after a large fracture. Laura also works on 3D printing technologies to manufacture pharmaceutical implants. She is developing new 3D printing materials to create implants that would contain medicine for patients with diabetes and hypertension. These implants would go under the skin of the patients and deliver the medicine for long term. By doing this, the patients wont need to inject themselves or take a pill everyday.
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Media Relations - External Relations

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