CWRU scientists lead the way in tissue engineering

3-D printers help doctors custom-fit medical devices

The Plain Dealer: Case Western Reserve University scientists are leading the way in tissue engineering, in which they manufacture human tissue with 3-D printers. Advances in computer design and printer technology have allowed scientists to make major leaps. “We’re able to do things now that we didn’t imagine were possible [10 years ago],” said David Dean, director of the Department of Neurological Surgery Imaging Laboratory.