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New Software Creates Innovative 3D Printed Implants

3D printing has taken the medical industry by storm through the provision of various opportunities for innovation, thus improving the quality of implants. The 3D printing company, Autodesk, created the generative design software featuring 600 innovative implants from the micro-lattice porous structures to bioprinted blood vessels.   Senior director of design research, Mark Davis, said that the software uses different pore size configurations to help porous implant integrate properly with the i

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

New Material For 3D Printing May Revolutionize Regenerative Medicine

The world has seen a lot of innovations with 3D printing technology. Recently, bioengineers from the Swansea University in Wales developed a way to create 3D printed organs using representative biological structures. The biodegradable tissue scaffold dubbed as Celleron comes with a liquid biopolymer and a filament derivative. Led by Dr. Dan Thomas, the engineers from the Swansea University was able to create this material and replicate the underlying structures of complex tissues. Celleron c

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

New 3D Printing Technology Creates Microscopic Structures Using Human Cells

3D bioprinting is an important innovation in medical science. Through this wonderful innovation, researchers were able to make important applications. In fact, it is now possible for researchers to create organs like human ears; however this technology finds it difficult to create soft structures that have minute internal support. Unfortunately, 3D bioprinting still cannot print small structures like the veins or small organs because they have the tendency to collapse even before they can become

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

New 3D Printed Cast Can Heal Broken Bones And So Much More

There are many applications of 3D printing in the medical industry. As a matter of fact, experts in 3D printing made innovations for the different applications of 3D printing. One such innovation is the new 3D printed cast that can heal broken bones and also double as a Bluetooth speaker.   This cast is called BoomCast which is embedded with electronics and sensors so that it can be used as a Bluetooth speaker. Moreover, the electronics also allow doctors to monitor the condition of their pati

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Most Countries In Europe Are 3D Printing Human Bones

3D printing is very helpful in the field of medicine. In fact, many hospitals from different countries in Europe are now using 3D printing to create human bones used in bone surgery. The Japanese company, Next 21, is behind the endeavor of developing artificial bone graphs using 3D printing. It aims to replace the methods of traditional bone grafting that does not only take a lot of time but also effort and money. The technology developed by Next 21 is called CT-Bone where the CT scans of the p

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

MedShape’s 3D Printed Bones To Help Repair Foot Deformity Get FDA Clearance

A new orthopedic device technology using 3D printing was created by MedShape to provide surgeons with biomaterial tools that can easily transform and adapt once inside the body. The technology is called FastForward Bunion Correction Systems that can help patients suffering from foot deformity caused by bunions. This technology can help protect the native bone anatomy. This biomaterial, when surgically placed in the affected area, safely wraps around the metatarsal and adjusts according to the

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Medical Researchers Develop Synthetic DNA For Printing Nanoscale Structures Using 3D Bioprinters

Medical researchers have taken 3D bioprinting into another level as they have replicated DNA structures that can be used as “inks” in 3D designs to aid in the research of different yet new areas in medical diagnostics and the creation of nanomaterials. What is exciting about this development is that DNA can be programmed by changing the sequence of its amino acids, plus it is a stable structure. According to MIT associate professor and proponent of the study Mark Bathe, his team created comput

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Medical Researchers Develop Synthetic DNA For Printing Nanoscale Structures Using 3D Bioprinters

Medical researchers have taken 3D bioprinting into another level as they have replicated DNA structures that can be used as “inks” in 3D designs to aid in the research of different yet new areas in medical diagnostics and the creation of nanomaterials. What is exciting about this development is that DNA can be programmed by changing the sequence of its amino acids, plus it is a stable structure. According to MIT associate professor and proponent of the study Mark Bathe, his team created comput

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Man’s Cancer Eaten Face Receives Donated 3D Printed Face from Son

Three-dimensional printing has propelled major innovations in different areas of education, art, engineering, manufacturing and medicine. Recent advances on 3D bioprinting have helped revolutionized how doctors are able to deal with complicated illnesses and injuries. A lot of patients were able to benefit from this remarkable medical application from 3D printed prosthetic legs to medical models that guide surgeons conducting complex procedures. 3D printing has also helped in creating facial

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Lifelike 3D Printed Heart Prosthetic for Training Surgeons

Gone is the time when would-be surgeons have to study human anatomy with the help of a detailed picture of a human heart or with the help of a cadaver heart. This time around, thanks to the invention of 3D printers, trainee surgeons can study a lifelike heart prosthetic—with all the works. This is as close as you can get to a real human heart without a patient, of course. The creator of this 3D printed prosthetic is Richard Arm of the Nottingham Trent University. The prosthetic is made from a s

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Laser Melting Creates 3D Printed Medical Implants

The 3D printing technology has seen a lot of innovations in the additive manufacturing industry as well as aerospace technology. Recently, the medical industry has taken advantage of 3D printing in creating medical implants.   In fact, scientists from Germany’s Laser Zentrum Hannover were able to develop a laser melting process to create implants made from nickel-titanium, platinum or stainless steel. The new technology developed was called selective laser micro-melting process. The project w

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Japanese Company Creates Realistic 3D Printed Models To Aid Surgical Training

The 3D printing technology has proven its benefits to the field of medicine. Recently, researchers from the Japanese company Fasotec created realistic 3D printed models of lungs based on the patented technology called Biotexture Wet Models. This particular technology allows surgeons as well as medical students to practice surgical training on almost realistic lungs that do not only have textures similar to real lungs but also comes complete with blood vessels. The reason for the development

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Indian Surgeon Used 3D Printed Surgical Tool For Operation

Medical professional all over the world are now acknowledging the benefits of using 3D printers in the medical industry. For instance, one surgeon from India named Dr. Vaibhav Bagaria used 3D printing to reduce surgical risks and also allow his patients to save money for their treatment. Dr. Bagaria used 3D printing to help him perform surgery on a young patient with fractured acetabulum and pelvic ring. Conventional surgery puts the patient at risk because it involves huge blood loss. However,

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

How 3D Bioprinting Can Help With Research On Breast Cancer

3D bioprinting is a process of creating spatially-controlled cells using 3D printers. There are many uses of this particular technology which includes the use of 3D printers to make stem cells and building body parts to replace damaged ones. It is one of the most important engineering tools brought into the field of medical technology. One of the most recent and interesting use of 3D bioprinting is on breast cancer research. Researchers from the Texas Medical Center created in vitro models of b

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Hong Kong Scientists Use 3D Printing to Help Kids with Bowed Legs

A bowed leg is a condition caused by developmental issues or improperly healed fractures. Treatment of bowed legs usually involves surgery and long hospital stays. However, medical researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong led by Dr. Liu King-lok developed a way to treat children with bowed legs using 3D printing. Conventional treatment of bowed legs encourages patients to wear a metal body frame for a year. The problem with traditional treatment is it involves a lot of hospital vi

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

First 3D Blood Vessel Bio Printer Unveiled In China

The 3D printing technology provides revolutionary roles in the fast evolving field of medical technology. China-based company, Revotek, announced their custom-made 3D bioprinter that can print real blood vessels and other multiple layers of cells. What makes this news truly revolutionary is that no other commercially available 3D bioprinters have done this before.   Yang Keng, Revotek’s chairman, noted that the company’s new 3D bioprinting system includes bio inks, medical imaging cloud platf

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Fighting Ebola With DIY Biotech 3D Printing

Currently, Ebola is the most dreaded epidemic in the world which accounts to more than 5,000 lives lost mainly in Africa. As of this writing, the Ebola disease does not have any vaccines available. Those who are inflicted with this virus are treated based on their symptoms. To make matters worse, the scientists all over the world is running a race against a global Ebola pandemic threat that is about to become a reality.   However, the spread of the Ebola virus has also given the opport

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

FDA Gives Green Light To 3D Printed Pill

3D printing is used widely in additive manufacturing and medical technology. While it is used to create medical models, it is now used to create better pills. The US Food And Drug Administration recently approved the first ever 3D-printed pill that is used to treat patients suffering from epilepsy. The pill was created by an Ohio-based company called Aprecia Pharmaceuticals.   The pill, called Spritam, is made using the ZipDose technology which is a process that makes the pill porous thus it d

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

FDA Approved 3D Printing Implants For Spinal Surgery

The use of 3D printing in medicine has taken the world by storm. Many countries like China, US and in Europe are now using 3D printing technology to treat patients suffering from different orthopedic disorders. Recently, FDA approved the innovation of Joimax ®. This German company has developed minimally invasive methods for endoscopic spinal surgeries. The product that was approved is Endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion (EndoLIF® On-Cage implant). The implants are printed using titanium and b

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Dual Syringe 3D Printer Head Developed By Argentinean Researchers

The 3D printing technology is constantly being innovated by dedicated scientists and researchers to improve its many applications in the field of engineering, manufacturing and medicine. The research center of the National University of La Plata in Argentina, LIFIA, created a special 3D printer head that has the ability to control two syringes thus allowing medical researcher to print biopolymers with complicated geometric patterns. This new innovation won an award and received funding for furth

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

DENTCA Creates First 3D Printed FDA-Approved Denture Base

3D printing has been utilized over the past months to create innovative medical devices and implants. Recently, the dental industry has also utilized 3D printing technology in order to create different teeth implants.   One of the companies that made important developments by using 3D printing technology is DENTCA. DENTCA produced the first-ever FDA-approved 3D-printed denture base. The material is made from light-cured resin ejected from a specialized 3D printer. The denture bases created us

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Cosmetic Company Working On Bioprinted Skin For Safer Cosmetic Testing

Conventional cosmetic testing is often done on animals. However, cosmetic testing on animals is very controversial thus a leading cosmetic company, L’Oreal invested on 3D bioprinted skin for safer cosmetic testing by partnering with a leading 3D bioprinting company. L’Oreal partnered with a 3D bioprinting company, Organovo, to create 3D bioprinted skin to test the toxicity of personal care products. The company has been developing the 3D printed skin since October this year. Organovo also annou

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Cosmetic Company Pioneers In 3D Printed Human Skin For Tissue Research

The skin is the largest organ of the body and many researchers show interest on this particular organ as it serves as the body’s first line of defense against pathogens. The skin is made up of tissues that have a semi-permeable capacity. This means that it only allows certain substances in and keeps others out. The skin is considered as the most durable organ of the body that can withstand different types of elements. Cosmetic company L’ Oreal has teamed up with 3D printing company Organovo to

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Complex Brain Surgery Was Assisted with 3D Printed Realistic Brain Model in Canada

Canadian Surgeon Dr. Ivar Mendez is the head of surgery at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Mendez reported that he always prepares before a brain surgery via the use of computer simulations. Given the fact that brain surgery is a very sensitive operation wherein it involves opening the skull and toe brain folds are inserted with electrodes. A miscalculation on the part of the surgeon can cause irreversible damage depending on the specific part of the brain involved. That’s why the meticulous

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

 

Chinese Surgeons Use 3D Models To Conduct Delicate Spine Surgery

A lot of remarkable applications of 3D printing are discovered each day, and one of the latest innovations were used by Chinese surgeons to conduct a delicate spinal surgery. Doctors from the Orthopaedic Hospital in Zhengzhou China treated a 28-year old patient suffering from a condition called atlantoaxial dislocation which causes the nerves near the end of her spinal cord to compress which leads to the inability of movement and lack of feeling on her extremities. As the spinal cord is consid

Paige Anne Carter

Paige Anne Carter

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