Many parts of the body cannot effectively renew and repair themselves, for various reasons. This is where tissue engineering and regenerative medicine could step in; to repair, replace or renew tissues in the body.
These techniques may sound futuristic, but they are increasingly being used to change our approach to medicine and aging. New 3D-printed biomaterials can be implanted into the body, enabling tissue re-growth or the complete replacement of damaged tissues.
Join Dr Sarah Upson, an expert in biomaterials at Bournemouth University, at our free Café Scientifique event to discover the latest research and what these new technologies could mean for medicine and society.