Category Archives: medicine

RMIT 3D printed implant study proves our bodies thrive off diamonds

While it may not be as a catchy as the famous song from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, research from RMIT University argues that diamonds are (also) a 3D printer’s best friend. More specifically, diamond, as it is made from carbon, improves the biocompatibility of 3D printed titanium implants. The breakthrough discovery made by Dr. Kate Fox and her […]

3D LifePrints secures £500,000 to expand hospital based 3D printer labs

The future of 3D printing in healthcare? Many companies/individuals believe that 3D printer labs in hospitals is the way forward for medicine. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, veterans hospitals in the U.S., the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Australia and more around the world are all getting ahead of the curve with their own dedicated units, and […]

IDC forecasts worldwide spending on 3D printing to be nearly $12 billion in 2018

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has updated its Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide forecasting market-wide spending on additive manufacturing throughout 2018. IDC’s international team of analysts looked at key markets across 9 regions including Europe, Asia/Pacific and the U.S. In the trifecta of 3D printing, hardware will constitute $6.9 billion, materials $6.7 billion, and […]

3D printed micro-ships get a drug test from leading U.S. universities

In a development reminiscent of science-fiction, microscopic, 3D printed ships have proved capable of treating damaged brain tissue. The latest device to seemingly receive shrink-ray treatment is the Biocage – a porous cylinder resembling a rudimentary rocket, or a bullet. The Biocage has been made in a project led by researchers at George Washington University (GWU), with […]

3D Printing Industry Review of the year July 2017

July 2017 could be thought of as the “month of medicine” on 3D Printing Industry. Amidst the publication of Gartner’s 3D printing hype cycle, and discussions around net neutrality, individuals and research teams around the world put their heads together to develop cutting edge technology that could improve the quality of healthcare. Revolutions in healthcare […]

FDA makes statement concerning the future of 3D printing in medicine

The increasing availability of 3D printed medical devices, like hip implants or cranial plates, and the potential benefits of 3D printed drugs, makes additive manufacturing in healthcare hard to ignore. Committed to assuring the safety of such products, the FDA has been keeping a watchful eye on the technology’s progress, both internally and through the […]

Michigan vapor jet 3D printed medicines treat cancer as well as other drugs

A new method of 3D printing custom medication has been developed at the University of Michigan. The method uses an electronics manufacturing technique called Organic Vapor Jet Printing (OVJP), the technique is capable of layering multiple drugs on a single surface by spraying them as a fine gas. In an earlier study OVJP is described […]

MIT 3D printed “cups” deliver multiple vaccines in a single shot

A new 3D printing method from the Langer Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a way of making vaccines that releases multiple doses of a drug over a controlled period of time. Termed StampEd Assembly of polymer Layers (SEAL), the process harnesses photolithography to 3D print and seal microscopic wells, or “cups”, […]

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems 3D prints drug delivering microswimmers

Using nanoscopic 3D printing technology from Germany’s Nanoscribe GmbH, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart has developed a strategy to make micromachines that …