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
Kentucky bio-engineers claim that they’ll be able to produce a fully-functional artificial human heart using 3D printing one decade from now. So if you’re struck with a bout of heart disease, consider the option of a bioficial heart transplant by 2023! Scientists at the University of Louisville plan to create the heart, made out of […]
can Vitamins same the day with 3D Printing in Medical uses? Bioprinting experts agree that using vitamins can be helpful in the process
Bioprinting. Is it ethical? The Dutch do it. But does it scare the Chinese? The Chinese released their first bioprinterand it is causing a stir!
This quick video talks about Nokia doing 3D Printed cell phones. It mentions 3D Printed homes. And the last piece is about 3D Printed Meat!
So we all know that it takes incredible engineering and medical prowess to bioprint an organ or any human part – but why is it hard, even for the folks who do it? There are four levels of complexity in bioprinting. The director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina identified […]
Organovo sells the Novogen MMX 3D printer that can print “structurally and functionally accurate bioprinted human tissue models,” in case you’re missing an organ. If you’re looking to learn more about bioprinting, help the bioprinting industry with research and development, or compete and know what you’re up against… A place to learn more would be […]