3D printing in medicine

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Featured image of Tumeric Combined with 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Prompt Growth
May 8, 2018
Tumeric Combined with 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Prompt Growth
Featured image of This Portable 3D Skin Printer Can Cover and Heal Wounds
May 7, 2018
This Portable 3D Skin Printer Can Cover and Heal Wounds
Featured image of 3D Printed Dentures Filled with Drugs to Fight Infection
Apr 26, 2018
3D Printed Dentures Filled with Drugs to Fight Infection
Featured image of 3D Printed Surgical Needle Inspired by Honey Bee Stingers
Apr 25, 2018
3D Printed Surgical Needle Inspired by Honey Bee Stingers
Featured image of Printable Body Tissue with Personalized Bio-Inks Boost Healing Potential
Apr 24, 2018
Printable Body Tissue with Personalized Bio-Inks Boost Healing Potential
Featured image of Aether Launches Artificial Intelligence 3D Organ Printing Software
Apr 12, 2018
Aether Launches Artificial Intelligence 3D Organ Printing Software
Featured image of This 3D Printed Wearable Can Monitor Stomach Activity
Apr 11, 2018
This 3D Printed Wearable Can Monitor Stomach Activity
Featured image of Getting to The Heart of the Matter with 3D Printing
Apr 9, 2018
Getting to The Heart of the Matter with 3D Printing
Featured image of New Research on Benefits of 3D printing in a Trauma Hospital
Apr 5, 2018
New Research on Benefits of 3D printing in a Trauma Hospital
Featured image of Bandages that Stay on Your Joints Thanks to 3D Printing and Kirigami
Apr 2, 2018
Bandages that Stay on Your Joints Thanks to 3D Printing and Kirigami
Featured image of Play Ping Pong While Wearing a 3D Printed Brain Scanner?
Mar 26, 2018
Play Ping Pong While Wearing a 3D Printed Brain Scanner?
Featured image of Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Anatomical Models
Mar 25, 2018
Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Anatomical Models
Featured image of This 3D Printed Stethoscope is Medical-Grade and Costs $3
Mar 18, 2018
This 3D Printed Stethoscope is Medical-Grade and Costs $3
Featured image of Expectant Parents Can Now Get a 3D Printed Model of their Unborn Child
Mar 11, 2018
Expectant Parents Can Now Get a 3D Printed Model of their Unborn Child
Featured image of 3D Bioprinting Models to Better Understand and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
Mar 5, 2018
3D Bioprinting Models to Better Understand and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
Featured image of Surgeons use 3D Printed Titanium Implant to Rebuilt Man’s Breastbone and Ribs
Feb 17, 2018
Surgeons use 3D Printed Titanium Implant to Rebuilt Man’s Breastbone and Ribs
Featured image of Australian Sheepdog Receives Prosthetic Paw Thanks to 3D Printing
Feb 16, 2018
Australian Sheepdog Receives Prosthetic Paw Thanks to 3D Printing
Featured image of How MUN MED Set Up a Low-Cost 3D Printing Medical Unit
Feb 13, 2018
How MUN MED Set Up a Low-Cost 3D Printing Medical Unit
Featured image of Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold
Feb 9, 2018
Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold
Featured image of New 4D Printing Method May Revolutionize Tissue Engineering And Drug Delivery
Feb 1, 2018
New 4D Printing Method May Revolutionize Tissue Engineering And Drug Delivery

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Featured image of 3D Printed Hydroponics to Grow Vegetables (or Marijuana)
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3D Printed Hydroponics to Grow Vegetables (or Marijuana)

Living in a big city, with concrete on all sides? Cultivate a bit of green on your windowsill with our guide to 3D printed hydroponics.

Featured image of Expectant Parents Can Now Get a 3D Printed Model of their Unborn Child
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Expectant Parents Can Now Get a 3D Printed Model of their Unborn Child

Featured image of This 3D Printed Stethoscope is Medical-Grade and Costs $3
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This 3D Printed Stethoscope is Medical-Grade and Costs $3

Dr. Tarek Loubani developed a 3D printed stethoscope which can be made using recycled plastic in 3 hours for just $3. The device is especially useful in low-income countries which have little access to diagnostic tools.

Featured image of This Portable 3D Skin Printer Can Cover and Heal Wounds
Second Skin
This Portable 3D Skin Printer Can Cover and Heal Wounds

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a portable 3D skin printer that can repair deep wounds in two minutes or less.

Featured image of Tumeric Combined with 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Prompt Growth
Spice of Life
Tumeric Combined with 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Prompt Growth

Researchers at Washington State University find that natural cures combined with biomedical devices prompt bone health, growth. In this case, 3D printed ceramic bone scaffolds coated with curcumin, a compound of the spice turmeric.

Featured image of 3D Printed Corset for Scoliosis Could Give Better Treatment
Got Your Back
3D Printed Corset for Scoliosis Could Give Better Treatment

Patients with scoliosis can soon expect greatly improved spinal braces made with 3D printing technology instead of plaster molding.

Featured image of How to 3D Print a Lightweight Wrist Brace
Healing with Feeling
How to 3D Print a Lightweight Wrist Brace

If you've ever broken your hand, you'll know of the pain of wearing an uncomfortable wrist brace. 3D printing to the rescue!

Featured image of New Youbionic Prosthetic Costs Only €1,200
Realistic solutions
New Youbionic Prosthetic Costs Only €1,200

Youbionic is kicking off their cheap 3D Printed prosthetic. How can such a good looking bionic hand cost only €1,200?

Featured image of Printable Body Tissue with Personalized Bio-Inks Boost Healing Potential
Band-Aid 2.0
Printable Body Tissue with Personalized Bio-Inks Boost Healing Potential

By embedding platelets into a 3D printed mixture of cells and gel, a team of researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hope to improve the healing properties of tissue implants and skin grafts with printable body tissue.

Featured image of New Research on Benefits of 3D printing in a Trauma Hospital
Vorsprung Durch Technik
New Research on Benefits of 3D printing in a Trauma Hospital

A trio of surgeons at a trauma hospital in the Netherlands, the ETZ, are demonstrating how 3D printing can help improve surgical diagnosis, operation time, and overall patient care.

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Open Source
3D Bioprinting For Just $1000

DIY Bioprinting is a great, cost-effective way for smaller labs get started in Biotech. Here’s an overview of what’s happening in the open source 3D bioprinting scene.

Featured image of 3D Printed Prosthetics: Cheaper, Better, More Versatile
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3D Printed Prosthetics: Cheaper, Better, More Versatile

In short: 3D printing makes sophisticated prosthetics much more affordable for everyone. Also, you can add electronics, which gives a 3D printed prosthesis a whole new dimension.

Featured image of This 3D Printed Wearable Can Monitor Stomach Activity
Bellywatch
This 3D Printed Wearable Can Monitor Stomach Activity

Scientists at UC San Diego create a 3D printed wearable to monitor stomach activity throughout the day, replacing the need for invasive probes.

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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.

Featured image of Organovo Gets Orphan Drug Designation for 3D Printed Liver Tissue
3D human tissues for drug discovery Organovo
Organovo Gets Orphan Drug Designation for 3D Printed Liver Tissue