It could be the next frontier in medicine, Israeli scientists announcing they’ve used a 3D-printer to build a human heart. Imagine how this can change the field of cardiology forever!
3D Printing RX – Ease of Accessibility and Substance Abuse One of the greatest contributing factors to the rise of prescription drug abuse is the ease of accessibility. Prescription drugs have become readily available in most households, and as a result prescription drug addiction has exploded in recent years. The increased availability of 3D printers […]
Medical students can use 3D printed anatomy for learning, practice and general education
At the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Clinical University Hospital in Olsztyn, 3D printing technology helps in the daily practice of orthognathic surgeons. Over the last two years the hospital had approximately 300 hospitalized patients, more than half of which with cases of complex or isolated eye socket injuries. This modern technology […]
Bionic technology is removing physical barriers faced by disabled people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, science is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations
Watch this 3D Printing video which prints bacteria! No plastic, no metal, but microorganisms!
This toddler was saved with 3D printing. Heart problems left Lucy Boucher with kidney problems, and while her father was willing to donate a kidney to help, size differences presented a problem. So doctors used 3D printing to help her. See this amazing 3D Printing video.
\\ Plastic tissue realized by 3d printing technology. Researchers developed a new method enabling them to print with soft materials such as collagens, alginates and fibrins that naturally appear in the body. To date, medical 3D printing has been mainly used to create prosthetics.
Shane Fox of Autodesk talks to TCT about the company’s new software solution for the medical industry. It seems Bioprinting is growing more and more.
Researchers at the federal technology institute ETH Zurich have developed a way of producing body parts containing cartilage, with the help of a 3D printer. One of the first practical applications of this method is reconstructive surgery. Damaged body parts, like a nose or an ear, can be rebuilt in a computer 3D model. Cartilage […]
Medical researchers are increasingly turning to 3D-printing technology to make revolutionary advances in medicine. As its name suggests, a 3D printer prints ink not on a flat substrate, such as paper, but in three dimensions, in successive layers; the ink is substrate and substance in one. The first 3-D printers were developed in the nineteen-eighties, […]
Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma (a type of cancerous tumour that grows, in this instance, around the rib cage), the 54 year old man needed his sternum and a portion of his rib cage replaced. This part of the chest is notoriously tricky to recreate with prosthetics, due to the complex geometry and design […]
The FDA has approved the first prescription drug made using 3D printing. When will the second 3D Printed drug happen?
Dr Muhanad Hatamleh from King’s College Hospital in London speaks with Disruptive Magazine about how 3d printing is helping surgeons cut operating times while delivering a better and more inclusive experience for patients requiring reconstructive surgery.
On July 2014, 120 people gathered in Nazareth for 72 hours to design and develop together solutions for people with special needs. It was the first ever TOM: Tikkun Olam Makeathon. Tikkun Olam means “Fixing the World”, and we wanted to show that people brought together with the right surroundings can do a lot to […]
First Bio-printing Event in Singapore at Biopolis, Singapore. Biopolis is an international research and development centre located in Singapore for biomedical sciences. Biomanufacturing is getting bigger and more famous in Asia. This conference marks a historical beginning in Singapore
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tibbits and researchers from the firms Stratasys and Autodesk Inc were trying to come up with a way of describing objects they were creating on 3D printers… objects that not only could be printed, but thanks to geometric code, could also later change shape and transform on their own. […]
The 3d printing revolution came to medicine and is making people happy while scaring them at the same time! 3-D printing—the process of making a solid object of any shape from a digital model—has grown increasingly common in recent years, allowing doctors to craft customized devices like hearing aids, dental implants, and surgical instruments. For […]
But while 3D printing holds promise for patients, it poses immense challenges for regulators, who must assess how to—or whether to—regulate the burgeoning sector. In a recent FDA Voice blog posting, FDA regulators noted that 3D-printed medical devices have already been used in FDA-cleared clinical interventions, and that it expects more devices to emerge in […]
Retinal degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. With recent developments in 3d-printing technology it is possible to actually print eye cells. The added precision with a 3d-printer can arrange the cells in the complex arrangements necessary to function. Retinal damage is a three dimensional problem requiring layers of cells intricately placed. Researchers at Cambridge […]
Over the internet, the CAD model was sent to a 3D Printer. The infant’s head was 3D Scanned, and then sent to another part of the planet to help make a 3D printed model, and save a life
http://youtu.be/3CkMuw9YOpY What will happen to the future of Medicine? We can bet that forward thinking doctors and hospitals are already looking hard at 3D Printing helping with transplants, organs, prosthetic devices and research. Bioprinting is becoming even more and more important and relevant as 3D Printing gets more efficient.
This may be the award winner this year for 3D Printing Technology. This 3D Printing use stretched far and wide into medicine and prosthetics