Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Media issued by The University of Wollongong    
A handheld "bio pen" developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterial Science at the University of Wollongong will allow surgeons to repair damaged and diseased bone material by delivering live cells and growth factors directly to the site of injury, accelerating the regeneration of functional bone and cartilage. The prototype BioPen will give surgeons greater control over where materials are deposited, while also reducing the time a patient is in surgery.