Category Archives: Medical & Dental

University of Utah develops 3D bioprinting for ligaments and tendons

A new 3D bioprinting method has been developed by biomedical engineers from the University of Utah. With the aim to improve a patient’s recovery, biomedical engineering assistant professor Robby Bowles, and his team, have developed a method to 3D print stem cells from a patient’s own body fat to form tendons and ligaments. “[This] will allow […]

Qatar’s first conjoined twin separation surgery made possible by 3D printing

Sidra Medicine, a specialist medical facility, has announced a successful outcome for a complex medical procedure. A nine-hour operation to separate conjoined twins, Hamad and Tamim, was the culmination of months work by a team of more than 150 medical and support staff. The important milestone and successful outcome was achieved through planning the procedure […]

First Renishaw additive manufacturing system installed at Australian dental lab

Renishaw, a UK based 3D printer manufacturer, has installed a metal 3D printer in Proslab, a dental laboratory in Melbourne.    The Renishaw AM400  will be used for production by the dental lab and also to improve quality of Proslab’s removable partial dentures. Proslab’s CEO Damian Synefias said,  “while we started as a traditional lab, […]

ACH Calgary launches medical 3D printing project, invites contributions

It has been reported that the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Calgary has initiated a new project called kidSIM 3D Printing Challenge. The hospital has invited the public to share various ideas for using 3D printing to benefit their patients’ healthcare experience. ACH was opened in September 2006 and became the first free-standing pediatric facility […]

3D printing news Sliced: 3D Systems, Optomec, Luxexcel, Local Motors

Today in Sliced, our regular 3D printing news digest, we feature new 3D printing university courses, fiber-reinforced filament, cutting edge additive manufacturing research, the future of 3D printed electronics and an autonomous vehicle challenge. Read on for the latest news form 3D Systems, the University of Plymouth, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Optomec, Luxexcel, Local Motors and more. […]

3D printed head helps University of Pittsburgh improve MRI scanning

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, are proposing the use of 3D printed phantom heads for MRI testing. The artificial models are designed to take the place of humans in the analysis and calibration of MRI equipment. Data collected from the process can be used to determine, among other things, whether certain […]

3D printed head helps University of Pittsburgh improve MRI scanning

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, are proposing the use of 3D printed phantom heads for MRI testing. The artificial models are designed to take the place of humans in the analysis and calibration of MRI equipment. Data collected from the process can be used to determine, among other things, whether certain […]

Interview: Poietis partners with Servier Laboratories to create 4D printed liver toxicity detection device

Poietis, a French biotechnology company, has announced a partnership with Servier Laboratories, a privately owned global pharmaceutical company, to use 3D bioprinting technologies to create a 4D liver toxicity detection model capable of identifying drug-induced lesions. “We believe 3D Bioprinters are more than robotic pipettes,” Bruno Brisson, Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development at […]

Syria Relief appeals for 3D printed prosthetics for children

Syria Relief, a UK-based charity working in Syria, has pleaded the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to provide funding for 3D prosthetics for children. Traditional methods of making prosthetics are costly and time-consuming. Currently, it takes five days for the charity to make a prosthetic. The doctors working on the relief effort believe that the need […]

Syria Relief appeals for 3D printed prosthetics for children

Syria Relief, a UK-based charity working in Syria, has pleaded the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to provide funding for 3D prosthetics for children. Traditional methods of making prosthetics are costly and time-consuming. Currently, it takes five days for the charity to make a prosthetic. The doctors working on the relief effort believe that the need […]