(AP ) Kaiba, playing with his mom April, can finally breathe normally thanks to a first-of-a-kind biodegradable airway made by Michigan doctors using plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer.
Doctors Save Boy's Life by 3D Printing Plastic Airway for Him in World First
MAY 24, 2013
A baby boy, who doctors said would probably never leave hospital alive, has had his life-threatening condition cured by a medical first achieved using plastic particles and a 3D laser printer.
Kaiba Gionfriddo, who used to stop breathing nearly every day, can now breathe normally after having a windpipe transplant and an artificial airway splint inserted.
It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the lab.Read more: Daily Mail