3D Printing in Medicine

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Chinese Scientists Implant 3D Printed Blood Vessels into Monkeys

Chinese scientists at Sichuan Revotek have successfully implanted 3D bioprinted blood vessels made from stem cells into rhesus monkeys.

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Ulticast Process Uses 3D Printer to Cast Silicone for Soft Robotics

Students from Delft University of Technology have modfied a 3D printer to cast silicone for soft robotics in a process they call Ulticast.

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Australian Hospital to Host Biofabrication Institute

A hospital in Brisbane, Australia will host a biofabrication institute where cartilage, bone and tissue can be 3D printed for their patients.

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3D Printed Titanium Hips that Last Longer with Less Pain

Porous 3D printed titanium hips can mimic the quality of real bones, and potentially extend the life of a hip replacement.

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3D Printed Hearts on Pure Genius TV Show Reflect Reality

3D printing features in series pilot of CBS drama Pure Genius. But 3D printed hearts are not the stuff of fiction; they're being made already.

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Fact or Fiction?
Guide to 3D Bioprinting and 3D Printed Organs

Is bioprinting more than a buzzword for tech enthusiasts and investors? Abd what’s the status on 3D printing organs? Here’s an overview on one of the most 'human' 3D printing use cases.

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Made in Wales: 3D Printed Implants For Facial Injuries

Welsh experts have created new software that allows surgeons to design 3D printed implants for facial reconstruction.

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Harvard Researchers 3D Print Heart-on-a-Chip

Researching diseases, new drugs, and cosmetics without testing on animals is now possible thanks to a new 3D printed heart-on-a-chip device.

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L’Oréal Wants to Cure Baldness with 3D Printed Hair Follicles

L'Oréal is developing technology which it hopes will cure baldness through 3D printed hair follicles capable of growing new hair.

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Leash of Life
Give a Dog a Bone (Implant) with 3D Printing

Leroy the Great Dane has a new "leash of life" thanks to a 3D printed titanium bone implant which helped him beat cancer.

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3D Printed Hyperelastic Bone Could Heal Fractures in Weeks

Researchers developed hyperelastic bone material which could be used to 3D print bone implants and heal fractures within weeks.

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3D Printed Kidney Passes Stones on Roller Coaster

Using a 3D printed kidney, a urologist discovers that riding a "moderate intensity" roller coaster helps patients pass painful kidney stones.

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Medical Breakthrough with 3D Printed Bone Implants

Painful bone grafts could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to 3D printed bone implants invented by researchers at Trinity College, Dublin.

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MIT’s 3D Printed Structures “Remember” their Shape

MIT researchers used 3D printing to make flexible devices which "remember" their original shapes and can transform accordingly.

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North Korea has a Medical 3D Printer for Cosmetic Surgery

North Korea has unveiled a 3D printer which can reproduce bone for use in cosmetic surgery and dentistry.

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TCM Robot Therapist Could Help out Physicians

This robot massage therapist from Singapore uses 3D printed parts. It could be the perfect therapist... it'll never get tired of massaging (and listening) to you.

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Cute Labrador Puppy Gets New 3D Printed Tooth

Brazilian “Animal Avengers” save Labrador retriever puppy, Hanna, by giving her a 3D printed tooth free of charge, in the first procedure of its kind.

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Sheffield Engineer Creates Innovative 3D Printed Prostate Model

An innovative 3D printed prostate gland, created by a Sheffield engineer, will be used to help doctors treat their patients more easily.

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3D Printed Models Help Save Infant AND Remove Tumor

Doctors utilize 3D printed models to save two lives, successfully removing a particularly problematic tumor and returning externalized brain to an infant's cranium.

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German Athlete Will Cycle at Paralymics with 3D Printed Leg

Denise Schindler, a German paralympic cyclist, is hoping to use a 3D printed leg prosthesis to race with in Rio de Janeiro this September.

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