Category Archives: Medical & Dental

Interview Paweł Ślusarczyk, CD3D, Poland’s “first Open 3D Bioprinting Cluster”

CD3D Medical, the R&D arm of Polish 3D printing news provider CD3D Sp. z. o. o. (Centrum Druku 3D) has created an Open 3D Bioprinting Cluster in Lodz. Part of the Bionanopark laboratory complex, this facility, according to the company, is one of largest of its kind in Europe, housing 21 SKAFFOSYS 3D bioprinters developed specially […]

3D printed optical cardiography system supports arrhythmia studies

Researchers from George Washington University (GWU) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have used open-source 3D printing to monitor cardiac arrhythmias otherwise known as an irregular heartbeat. In a study published in Scientific Reports, the researchers sought to create a customizable and cost-effective optical mapping system to understand the relationship between the electrical […]

3D printed optical cardiography system supports arrhythmia studies

Researchers from George Washington University (GWU) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have used open-source 3D printing to monitor cardiac arrhythmias otherwise known as an irregular heartbeat. In a study published in Scientific Reports, the researchers sought to create a customizable and cost-effective optical mapping system to understand the relationship between the electrical […]

Allevi launches bioink kit for 3D printing multi-layered skin cells

Philadelphia-headquartered 3D bioprinting company Allevi has launched the Skin Bioink Kit. A material package, this kit is to be used in conjunction with its 3D bioprinters to produce patches of skin. It aims to allow tissue engineers to design multi-layered skin patches that are more akin to natural human skin. According to Allevi’s website, “Skin […]

RTI Surgical enrolls first patient to evaluate Fortilink 3D printed spinal implants

RTI Surgical, a Michigan-based medical technology company, has enrolled its first Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) patient for clinical evaluation of its Fortilink Interbody Fusion (IBF) 3D printed implants. The Fortilink IBF devices are made using the company’s TETRAfuse 3D Technology which integrates 3D printed nano-rough surfaces for enhanced protein absorption, bioactivity, cell adhesion, and tissue […]

South Korean scientists use 3D bioprinting to understand brain cancer treatments

South Korean scientists are working to improve cancer treatments with 3D bioprinting. Professor Sun Ha Paek, Chairman in the Department of Neurosurgery at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), and Professor Dong-Woo Cho of the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have 3D bioprinted glioblastoma-on-a-chip devices to understand the behavior of cancer cells. Glioblastoma, also […]

UNYQ launches 3D printed prosthetic leg socket to provide total leg solution for amputees

UNYQ, a San Francisco-based company specializing in 3D printed medical wearables, has announced the launch of the UNYQ Socket, a 3D printed prosthetic leg socket. It is available for order now after being unveiled at the British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotists (BAPO) in Harrogate, UK on March 15th 2019. The UNYQ Socket is one […]

CELLINK and Volumetric introduce Lumen X 3D bioprinter for larger vascular structures – Technical specifications

CELLINK, the Swedish manufacturer of the BIO X 3D printer, and Volumetric a Texas-based biomaterials and biomanufacturing company, have introduced the Lumen X Digital Light Processing (DLP) bioprinter to produce large vascular structures. Designed as an entry-level platform, the Lumen X works with patent-pending bioinks to print high-resolution, macroporous, and vasculature structures, strengthening research regenerative medicine. […]

London researchers 3D print tungsten disks for improved medical imaging

Scientists from London’s Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Royal Marsden Hospital have 3D printed tungsten disks within a gamma camera for higher resolution medical imaging. Gamma cameras are used to conduct functional scans of the brain, thyroid, lungs, liver, gallbladder, kidneys and skeleton. This medical imaging technique captures traces of radiation emitted by […]

Poland researchers to 3D bioprint bionic pancreas to combat diabetes

Scientists from the Foundation for Research and Science Development in Poland (Fundacja Badań I Rozwoju Nauki or Fundacja BIRN) are using 3D bioprinting to create a bionic pancreas.  In an effort to combat diabetes, Michał Wszoła MD, Ph.D., Principal investigator at Fundacja BIRN, is leading a project to 3D bioprint scaffolds using pancreatic tissue or insulin-producing […]