Russian scientists implant 3D-printed implants into a monkey

Scientists from the Institute of Primate Medicine in Sochi have implanted a 3D-printed implant into the body of a monkey for the first time in Russia.

Elena Radomskaya, a researcher at the anatomy laboratory of the Rosatom State Corporation, said on Wednesday, November 30, that the experiment is taking place with the participation of Rosatom specialists who developed this technology.

She went on to say: “Referring to a new type of 3D technology developed by the Rosatom Corporation, where optical implants are made from titanium powder by sintering with a laser and implanted into the body of a monkey. “The jaw has been replaced with an implant. All the baboons are alive and well. We did not find any inflammatory changes.”

She noted that improved technologies are already being applied in dentistry, with the first 3D implantation process in an animal body, and the experience gained will help develop technology and materials for implantation. “These implants are new and they are the future of our medicine,” she said.

According to the doctor, the project is being implemented with the participation of a group of scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences, headed by Academician Igor Reshetov. She said: “They were present last summer and did a unique study of baboons. We sent them a monkey skull (hamadryas baboons) and they made a 3D model and implanted it in her body.” Six baboons are now isolated in a special facility, and the experiment continues.

Source: TASS