3D Printing in Medicine

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Face Donor to Get 3D Printed Mask for Burial

New York University 3D printing specialists are to 3D print the face of a brain-dead man, before it is transplanted to a waiting recipient. It is thought the lifelike mask will bring dignity to funeral proceedings for the donor's family.

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Organovo Gets Orphan Drug Designation for 3D Printed Liver Tissue

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Researchers Find New Low-Cost Ways to 3D Print Living Tissues and Organs

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3D Printed Implants Could Improve Treatment for Hearing Loss

A cure for hearing loss? Researchers have created 3D printed custom-designed prosthetic replacements for damaged parts of the middle ear.

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3D Print Living Ink Could Revolutionize Healthcare and Industry Applications

Researchers have produced a special type of ink made from living bacteria which can be used for 3D printing applications.

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Start-up “Candid” Raises $15 Million for 3D Printed Dental Aligners

Candid, the dental start-up, raised $15 million in a Series A financing round and now plan to expand their operations to find new customers.

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Stratasys Launches Anatomy Modeling Platform BioMimics

Stratasys is launching the BioMimics platform which enables physicians to 3D print reliable, accurate and complex anatomical structures for practice and education.

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Students Develop 3D Printed Assistive Devices for Veterans

College students in Cleveland, Ohio have designed and 3D printed assistive devices for disabled veterans according to their desires.

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Organovo and Viscient Develop Solutions to Treat Liver Disease

A partnership incorporates 3D bioprinting and 3D disease models to determine novel treatments for liver disease.

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Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center Opens at University of Miami

The University of Miami's College of Engineering cuts the ribbon on the new 5,850-square-foot Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center.

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Researchers from Jagiellonian University 3D Print Liver Models for Preoperative Planning

A research team from Jagiellonian University are using a desktop 3D printer to create silicone liver models to improve preoperative planning.

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Surgeons Rebuild Cancerous Jaw with Unique 3D Printed Titanium Implant

Surgeons from Morriston Hospital use 3D printing to create a customized titanium implant for a woman with a jaw tumor.

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PoleErgo Uses 3D Printers to Create Patient-Specific Prints for People with Mobility Disabilities

Occupational therapist, Guy Ehretsmann from PoleErgo, uses 3D printing to create customized objects for patients with mobility disabilities.

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International Stem Cell Corporation Claims Breakthrough in Bioprinting Liver Cells

International Stem Cell Corporation are using a new 3D bioprinting method to produce 3D liver tissue and help treat liver diseases. 

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Yona Care Will Make Trips to the Gynecologist Less Uncomfortable

Yona Care is offering a new speculum design, developed using 3D printing, which hopes to make gynecologist trips more enjoyable.

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3D Prints of Brain Scans Aids Doctors with Diagnosis and Treatment

3D printing brain scans could help doctors diagnose and treat brain tumors and has already changed what we know about MS lesions. 

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3D Printed Neonatal Manikins with Simulated Organs Improve Surgical Success

Patient-specific neonatal manikins, created using 3D printing and 3D printed molds, help surgeons practice before heading into surgery.

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Robot Dentist Implants Two 3D Printed Teeth Without Human Help

A woman in China received two 3D printed teeth during an operation which was performed entirely by a robot dentist in Xi'an, Shaanxi, province.

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Med3DP: Disaster Relief with 3D Printable Medical Devices

Med3DP is an initiative in association with Trinity College Dublin which uses 3D printing to develop on-demand medical devices

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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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