3-D Printed Medical Device Grows With Kids, Saves Their Lives, University of Michigan Study

Doctors at the University of Michigan have created the first 3-D printed device that can grow with an infant and disintegrate inside the body when no longer needed.

The new medical implant is called an airway splint. It's designed to help babies who suffer from a life-threatening condition called tracheobronchomalacia that causes tiny airways near the lungs to collapse.

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