3D printing in medicine

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3D Printed Implants Could Improve Treatment for Hearing Loss

A cure for hearing loss? Researchers have created 3D printed custom-designed prosthetic replacements for damaged parts of the middle ear.

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Puppy’s Life Saved by 3D Printed Mask After Attack by Savage Dog

A puppy named Loca underwent extensive surgery after a savage attack. She's the first dog to receive a custom 3D printed mask.

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Living Microfactories
3D Print Living Ink Could Revolutionize Healthcare and Industry Applications

Researchers have produced a special type of ink made from living bacteria which can be used for 3D printing applications.

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Startup “Candid” Raises $15 Million For 3D Printed Dental Aligners

Candid, the dental startup, raised $15 million in a Series A financing round and now plan to expand their operations to find new customers.

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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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New Marijuana Filament Will Let You 3D Print Medicinal Edibles

Potent Rope is an edible cannabis filament which can be made using a regular desktop 3D printer, but beware of contamination before munching.

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Doctors Plan to 3D Print Bone Implants Mid-Surgery

Surgeons in Australia are researching the use of 3D printing and robotics. They hope to make bone implants mid-surgery to help treat cancer.

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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.

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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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20 Great 3D Prints for Easy Accessibility

There is no denying that 3D printing can make our lives easier. Below are inventions which can help you out on a daily basis either in a big or small way.

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

What’s the current status of 3D printed organs? Read our guide to 3D bioprinting & 3D printing organ companies to get an overview.

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3D printed organs
Do they really want to 3D print human eyes?

When it comes to 3D printed organs, some companies make bold statements. MHOX claim they will be offering 3D printed eyeballs by 2027.

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Students Develop 3D Printed Assistive Devices for Veterans

College students in Cleveland, Ohio have designed and 3D printed assistive devices for disabled veterans according to their desires.

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Yona Care Will Make Trips to the Gynecologist Less Uncomfortable

Yona Care is offering a new speculum design, developed using 3D printing, which hopes to make gynecologist trips more enjoyable.

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Pinky and the Brain
How To Turn an MRI Into a 3D Printed Brain

One maker shares the story behind his 3D Printed Brain, and gives step-by-step instructions for turning any MRI into a printed creation.