3D Printing in Medicine

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Sinterex Develops 3D Printed Dental Implant Bridges

Sinterex is using 3D printing to quickly produce dental implant bridges, but the UAE is also pushing for more 3D printed change in dentistry.

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Blind Parents Feel Their Baby’s Ultrasound Thanks To 3D Printing

Blind parents were given the chance to feel their baby's ultrasound with the help of 3D printed models created using the Voluson E10.

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Better Surgery Thanks to 3D Printing
Johnson & Johnson Debut Customized Surgical Tools

Johnson & Johnson is using 3D printing to create many innovations in medicine including customized surgical tools and pills with sensors.

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Little Lucy Gives Life-Saving 3D Prints of Kidney to London Science Museum

3D printed models which helped saved four-year-old Lucy Boucher's life will be on display in the Science Museum in London from 2019.

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Andiamo 3D Printing Braces to Improve Quality of Life for Cerebral Palsy Sufferers

Andiamo is a health tech company creating 3D printed braces, set up by parents honoring their son who died from cerebral palsy complications.

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Formlabs Announces 2 New Materials for Dentistry, Partnership with 3Shape

Formlabs announces two new biocompatible resins and a partnership with 3Shape. Both could simplify 3D printing for dentists everywhere.

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Stratasys 3D Printers to Support Nonprofit OpHeart Clinical Study on Pediatric Heart Surgery

A study is to be conducted examining the impact of 3D printing models of patient's hearts for pre-op pediatric heart surgery planning.

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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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Nanoengineers in San Diego 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

Coming to your body soon? Using proprietary 3D printing machines and a DLP process, researchers have fabricated functional blood vessels.

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UFC Fighters Using 3D Printed Mouth Guards by Guardlab

Guardlab is the official mouth guard of the UFC; the company uses 3D scanning and 3D printing to offer cheaper, safer sports guards.

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Indian Woman Walks Again thanks to 3D Printed Vertebrae

India's first successful implantation of an artificial 3D printed vertebrae at a Gurgaon hospital allowed a 32-year-old woman to walk again.

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Multiply Labs Personalizes Your Nutritional Needs With 3D Printed Vitamins

The California nutritional startup Multiply Labs has developed a 3D printing process that creates personalized vitamin supplements.

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3D Printed “Smart Glasses” Automatically Adjust Focus

Researchers at the University of Utah used 3D printing to prototype "Smart Glasses" with liquid lenses that adjust to the wearer's sight.

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Médecins Sans Frontières to 3D Print Prostheses in Jordan

The Médecins Sans Frontières facility in Amman is using 3D printing technology to produce prosthetic ears and eyes for war-wounded patients.

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World’s First Submillimeter Biopsy Forceps to Detect Cancer

Made with 3D printing, the world's first submillimeter biopsy forceps which could help reliably detect pancreatic cancer for early treatment.

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106 Pounds Heavier Than Traditional Designs
Old and Fat Crash-Test Dummies to Better Represent Humans

As Americans age and gain weight, the traditional crash-test dummy is losing its relevance. Instead, 3D printing has helped create older - and even obese - alternatives.

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JeffDESIGN is a 3D Printing Medical School

JeffDESIGN is a concept developed by two doctors who want to update medical school education by teaching future doctors to how to 3D print.

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Scientists 3D Print Human Stem Cells to Create New Ears

Researchers from the US and UK perfected a technique to grow a fully formed human ear using a patients' own stem cells.

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Doctors Administer Medical Marijuana Remotely With This 3D Printed Inhaler

Medical cannabis has been tough for doctors to accurately prescribe, but this 3D printed cannabis inhaler created by the Tel Aviv-based startup Syqe Medical could be a promising solution.

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Surgeons and Engineers Create Medical FabLab in Madrid Hospital

Slowly but surely, more doctors use 3D printing to prepare for surgery. In hospital Marañón in Madrid, surgeons and engineers teamed up to establish a medical Fablab.

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