3D Printing in Medicine

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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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How 3D Printing and Scanning Technologies Can Relieve Vertigo

Two companies, Vestibular​ ​Today​ ​and​ ​3D​ ​Brooklyn​, have collaborated on a​ ​3D​ ​printed​ ​inner​ ​ear to help vertigo sufferers.

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Australian Dad Has World’s First 3D Printed Shinbone Transplant

An Australian man is the world first to receive a 3D printed shinbone after developing a bone infection days after his son was born.

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3D Printed BiliScreen Detects Liver and Pancreatic Disorders

BiliScreen is an app and 3D printed device that takes pictures of the eye to measure jaundice and help early detection of pancreatic cancer.

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University of Oxford Develops Method of 3D Printing Living Tissues

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford showed how it's possible to 3D print living mammalian cells into living tissue constructs.

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CADSkills Develops 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant to Reduce Surgical Time

CADSkills has developed a titanium 3D printed implant called AMSJI which saves patients from discomfort and speeds up recovery.

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US Surgeons Optimize Surgery Prep with 3D Printed Femurs

A team of surgeons and engineers in the US have used 3D printed femurs for surgery preparation in real world conditions.

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US Teen Invents “Eyeagnosis” System to Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy

In her spare time, enterprising 16-year-old Kavya Kopparupu has made a cheap and effective 3D printed system to diagnose diabetic retinopathy.

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Revolutionizing Facial Reconstructive Surgery with 3D Printing

3D printing brings major improvements to facial reconstructive surgery, helping to better recreate a patient's face after serious trauma.

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Tiny 3D Printed Water Quality Sensors Can Prevent Diseases

Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s school of engineering are developing 3D printed water quality sensors to ensure what we're drinking is safe.

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Osteo3D Creates Quick and Inexpensive Surgical Guides and Models

Osteo3D is a 3D printing company that offers a cloud-based service to create cost-effective surgical models for doctors in India

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Nanoscribe Develops Micro-Robots for Use in Human Body

German company Nanoscribe is a world leader in "nanofabrication", offering applications for medicine thanks to minuscule printing properties.

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Astronauts Encouraged to 3D Print Medical Tools in Space

During Euroanaesthesia 2017 conference, experts said astronauts should receive extra training to fabricate their own medical equipment.

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Scientists Made Mouse Babies with 3D Printed Ovaries

Mice whose ovaries were removed and replaced with 3D printed ovaries have been able to have offspring naturally, scientists have revealed.

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Scientists Print Fragile Silicone Structures in a Vat of Goop

Complex 3D printed silicone structures for medical implants are a step closer, thanks to a pioneering new support technique for 3D printing.

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Using 3D Printed Bolus for Effective Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients at Banner Health's NCMC Oncology Department will receive 3D printed precise molds, called bolus, for radiation treatment.

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3D Printed Biopatch to Revolutionize Treatment for Heart Attacks

Minnesota university researchers have tested a 3D printed biopatch on mice which can heal scarred tissue after a heart attack.

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Preserving the Endangered Lemur with 3D Scanning and X-Rays

The Duke Lemur Center is using 3D scanning and micro-computed tomography to preserve lemurs and soon anyone will have access to the files.

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Bioprinting an Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers from Binghamton University in New York are developing an artificial pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes sufferers using 3D bioprinting.

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