Fortune: Johnson & Johnson wants to use 3D printing to heal broken bones

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This article in Fortune is about the acquisition of Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc. (TRS), which is a company based in part on research from the lab of UW-Madison Biomedical Engineering Professor William Murphy.

ThereDePuy Synthes Products, Inc., an arm of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, is setting out to use 3D printed bones to fix injuries and deformities.

The bone health-focused J&J unit has snapped up 3D printing tech from Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc. (TRS). The platform is able to create implantable bone-like structures that have a special type of coating that helps the body absorb them and use them to help heal injuries and deformities. It can be used in bones throughout the body, including the face and skull. Read more…