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Oz scientists hailed for 1st 3D-printed rib creation

  • Australian scientists have been praised for their role in creating the world's first 3D-printed rib, which was successfully used in a transplant in Spain.

    Designed and printed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the prosthetic rib was used in a procedure on a 54-year-old Spanish man who had been suffering from a chest wall sarcoma, a tumour that grows in and around the rib cage.

    Australia's Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane, praised the world-first print on Friday, saying the titanium sternum and rib implant was a testament to how far scientific research had come in Australia. (Source: IANS)