3D Printing in Medicine

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Model Patient
Woman’s Skull Rebuilt with a Titanium 3D Printed Plate

Model and artist from Essex suffered from a seizure last year resulting in severe head injuries and the need for a titanium 3D printed plate.

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Not Your Typical Wormhole
Worm-Shaped Robot Removes Discomfort from Colonoscopies

An associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder is developing a robot to make colonoscopies more comfortable for patients. 

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3D Printed Medical Miracle
Woman Receives 3D Printed Skull Implant After Brain Tumor Removal

A British twenty-year-old underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor and received a 3D printed skull implant after complications.

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Form 2 Helps Neuroradiologist Operate on Brain Aneurysms

All3DP talks to Dr. André Kemmling, a neuroradiologist who is using a Form 2 SLA 3D printer to produce patient-specific brain artery models.

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Making Surgery More Efficient
Multicolored 3D Printed Livers Help Doctors Prepare for Tumor Surgery

A medical student in Poland is helping doctors prepare for tricky surgeries by creating patient specific multi-colored 3D printed livers.

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In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Print
Astronauts 3D Printed First Medical Supplies on the ISS

3D printing is becoming an increasingly important tool for space travel. Now, the first medical supplies were 3D printed in space.

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3D Printing is 1,000 Times Faster with Overclocked Crystal Technique

3D printing could become up to 1,000 times faster thanks to an overclocked crystal technique developed by researchers.

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World’s Smallest Lens: 3D Printed, Thinner Than a Hair

The world's smallest lens has been created with the help of 3D printing which could revolutionize industries from surgery to surveillance.

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Harold and The Purple Printer
3D Printed Braille Picture Books for Blind Children

University of Colorado team shares a 3D Printed Braille picture book to download and 3D print - because everyone needs more "Very Hungry Caterpillar".

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3D Printed Cadavers to Modernize Human Anatomy Study

Monash University in Australia has created the first commercially available kit of realistic, full-color 3D printed cadavers for studying human anatomy.

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Prosthetic Improvements
BioRobotic 3D Printed Finger Could Advance Prosthetics

Inspired by biology and nature: A 3D printed finger is improving prosthetics while using a combination of new technologies.

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3D Printed Pill Coaters: Practical or Disconcerting?

A Kickstarter for 3D Printed Pill Coaters causes mild discomfort. Headed by a mother-of-three, the project leaves us feeling unsure. Why? Read on.

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3D Printing in Medicine: Making Pills Easier to Swallow

Easy-to-swallow pills from Aprecia are the newest -- and potentially the most practical -- application for 3D printing in medicine.

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Laser Sintering
3D Printed Prosthetics made with Laser Sintering

YouBionic is a startup that make intensive use of open source hardware components and advanced 3D Printing processes. Their first prototype is an artificial hand that is fully capable of independent movement for each finger, featuring 11 individual joints which enable it take up a wide range of set positions

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Handheld Skin 3D Printer Can Help Burn Victims

This handheld 3D printer deposits layers of skin tissue, and could one day help to heal deep wounds. Instead of waiting for skin patches to grow in a Petri dish, you apply it directly.

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3D Printed Liver Model Makes Live Donation Possible for Mother and Son

To plan a liver transplant between mother and son, surgeons from Salt Lake City, Utah used 3D imaging to 3D print the models of both livers to make surgery easier. 

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Florida Researchers Develop Bio-Ink to 3D Print Human Cornea

Researchers from Florida A&M University developed a bio-ink and 3D printed a human cornea which they believe could lead to huge advancements in the medical field.

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Could 3D Printing Tissue Scaffolds Improve Nipple Reconstruction?

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology propose 3D printing tissue-engineered constructs as a graft to assist in nipple reconstruction for women who've undergone a mastectomy.

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myReflection 3D Prints Comfortable Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Patients

myReflection is a company set up by a couple in New Zealand which uses 3D printing to create comfortable prosthetic breasts for women who have had a mastectomy. 

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Goodbye to Organ Transplant Waiting Lists?
World First 3D Printed Bionic Pancreas Could One Day Treat Diabetes

Researchers at the Foundation for Research and Science Development in Poland have 3D printed the first ever bionic pancreas with blood vessels which could one day be used to treat diabetes.

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