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A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery. (Credit: Louisiana Tech University)

Jeffery Weisman, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University's biomedical engineering program, uses a consumer-grade 3D printer and materials to create custom medical implant 'beads' that contain antibiotic and drug delivery properties. (Credit: Louisiana Tech University)


The top row are control plastic catheter tips, and the bottom row are catheters made with a 1% antibiotic filament. (Credit: Louisiana Tech University)

Read: Researchers Use 3D Printers to Create Custom Medical Implants

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