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This Amazing Use Of 3D Printing Will Make Your Day

Doctors are pushing the limits of this technology. (Via CNN)

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Out of options, doctors tried something that hasn't been done before

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Using 3D modeling and a 3D printer, doctors designed and created a splint made out of biological material that carved a path through Kaiba’s blocked airway.

The material used for the splint naturally dissolves over three years

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Polycaprolactone (PCL), the material used for this splint, is also used for filling in areas left open from skull surgery.

Kaiba's doctors want to help others with the same technique

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The doctors are optimistic to start clinical trials in a larger patient population within the next two years.

Full story by CNN.

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