About This File
Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi. Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is often spread via coughing, sneezing, or even breathing. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in one to three weeks, but pneumonia can be life-threatening. Pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people globally per year (7% of the population) and results in about 4 million deaths.
The models are provided for distribution on embodi3D.com with the permission of the creators Dr. Beth Ripley and Dr. Tatiana. These models are part of the Top 10 Killers 3D printable disease library. James Weaver and Ahmed Hosny also contributed to the project. We thank everyone involved for their contributions to embodi3d.com and their advocacy for better health and education through 3D printing.
There are three STL files available for download and 3D bioprinting. One STL file for 3D printing the lung, A second STL file for printing the tissue presenting as pneumonia and a third file for printing the airway. All three files have been zipped to reduce the file size. You will need to unzip the files once you have downloaded them.These files are distributed under the Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. Please respect the terms of the licensing agreement.