3D printing in medicine

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Featured image of Bulgarian Doctors Implant First 3D Printed Rib
Dec 27, 2018
Bulgarian Doctors Implant First 3D Printed Rib
Featured image of Isolating Aggressive Breast Cancer Stem Cells with 3D Printed Scaffolds
Dec 20, 2018
Isolating Aggressive Breast Cancer Stem Cells with 3D Printed Scaffolds
Featured image of 3D Printing Impossible Object Optical Illusions as Small as Red Blood Cells
Dec 20, 2018
3D Printing Impossible Object Optical Illusions as Small as Red Blood Cells
Featured image of LSU Student 3D Prints Full Size Human Phantom for Testing Radiation Therapy
Dec 17, 2018
LSU Student 3D Prints Full Size Human Phantom for Testing Radiation Therapy
Featured image of 3D Printed Insole Speeds Up Healing Process of Diabetic Ulcers
Nov 20, 2018
3D Printed Insole Speeds Up Healing Process of Diabetic Ulcers
Featured image of 3D Printed Orthotics – The 5 Most Promising Projects of 2018
Oct 30, 2018
3D Printed Orthotics – The 5 Most Promising Projects of 2018
Featured image of 3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018
Oct 26, 2018
3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018
Featured image of Tonkin Liu Architects Develop Stent for Tracheal Transplant Patients
Oct 18, 2018
Tonkin Liu Architects Develop Stent for Tracheal Transplant Patients
Featured image of Student 3D Bioprints Cancer Cells to Improve Treatments
Aug 23, 2018
Student 3D Bioprints Cancer Cells to Improve Treatments
Featured image of iFix 3D Printing BioPen Receives $1.1 Million in Funding
Aug 21, 2018
iFix 3D Printing BioPen Receives $1.1 Million in Funding
Featured image of TU Wien Researchers 3D Print Artificial Placental Barrier on a Chip
Aug 16, 2018
TU Wien Researchers 3D Print Artificial Placental Barrier on a Chip
Featured image of Kasturba Hospital’s 3D Printing Facility Gives Artificial Limbs to Children
Jul 29, 2018
Kasturba Hospital’s 3D Printing Facility Gives Artificial Limbs to Children
Featured image of ClearCaps Dental Alignment Expands 3D Printer Fleet with Structo Machines
Jul 4, 2018
ClearCaps Dental Alignment Expands 3D Printer Fleet with Structo Machines
Featured image of Explore Your MRI Data With a Tablet, Vive Tracker, and a 3D Printed Adapter
Jun 25, 2018
Explore Your MRI Data With a Tablet, Vive Tracker, and a 3D Printed Adapter
Featured image of BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Jun 25, 2018
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Featured image of Father 3D Prints Orthoses for his Son, Now Helps Others
Jun 18, 2018
Father 3D Prints Orthoses for his Son, Now Helps Others
Featured image of WASP Donates 3D Printing Laboratory for Prosthetics to Syrian University
Jun 8, 2018
WASP Donates 3D Printing Laboratory for Prosthetics to Syrian University
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

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Featured image of 3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018
Good to the Bone
3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018

3D printed bones are yet another revolutionary application of 3D printing technology. Though it's still an emerging field of research, it has the potential to change the face of medicine. Here are some of the most promising projects for 3D printed bones.

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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!

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3D Printing helps
20 Great 3D Prints for Easy Accessibility

There is no denying that 3D printing is making our lives easier, below are some of the best inventions which can help you out on a daily basis either in a big or small way.

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Growth Industry
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.

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

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Heartbeats
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.

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Heal it Faster (and More Comfortable)
3D Printed Orthopedic Casts Offer Custom Thermal-Comfort Design

Researchers from Boston University and TU Delft are using 3D printing and infrared technology to create comfortable, custom orthopaedic casts.

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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.

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3D printed body parts
The first 3D printed thyroid gland

The first-ever 3D printed thyroid gland could improve and save thousand’s lives. It could be a major breakthrough in medical research.

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Breathe Easy
Inhalo is a Stylish 3D Printed Asthma Inhaler

Available to download on Pinshape, Inhalo is a 3D printed Asthma inhaler with a discreet design that's stylish and practical.

Featured image of Aether Launches Artificial Intelligence 3D Organ Printing Software
3D Printed Organs
Aether Launches Artificial Intelligence 3D Organ Printing Software

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Doctor Feelgood
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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Bionic Kitty
Pet Owner Makes 3D Printed Orthosis For Disabled Cat

Scottish kitty Sprocket has had hard times. Thanks to his vet and owner, a 3D printed leg brace may save him from surgery.

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Doctors With Printers
3D Printing Helps Doctors Without Borders Build Hospitals

Doctors Without Borders plans to use 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to design and implement hospitals faster for crisis response.

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Unstoppable Nik!
Father 3D Prints Orthoses for his Son, Now Helps Others

When Matej Vlašič was told that his son, Nik, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, may never sit up, he began looking for a way to give him the best life possible regardless. With a little help from 3D printing and physical therapy, Nik can now not only sit up but also walk, cycle and dance. Vlašič has now set up aNImaKe, a company to help other parents in a similar situation.