Category Archives: Medical & Dental

3D printed cornea tissue aims to tackle blindness

Pandorum Technologies Pvt., a Bangalore-based biotechnology company, has used 3D bioprinted cornea tissue to promote scarless healing of wounds in the eye. “In India alone, there are over a million people suffering from a bilateral loss of vision due to corneal disorders, and at least a few folds more from unilateral corneal blindness,” said Dr. […]

Health Canada aligns with FDA guidance for 3D printed medical devices

Health Canada, a department of the Canadian government, has issued new guidance for the 3D printing of medical devices. Aligning closely with established international advisory on the subject, the guidelines outline the information required for the manufacture of moderate – high risk devices, including orthopedic implants, and pacemakers. It has been deemed the “first phase” […]

Kwambio launches 3D bioprinting initiative with WeFund Ventures

Ukranian ceramic 3D printing service provider Kwambio and Estonian early stage investment firm WeFund Ventureshave launched a new 3D bioprinting project. Named ADAM, the aim of this joint initiative is to develop an end to end 3D scanning and 3D printing process for the production of artificial bones. The vision is that these bones will […]

uLab Systems achieves commercial milestone for 3D digital dental software

uLab Systems, a digital dental company based in California (CA), has announced a commercial milestone for its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared dental aligner planning software, which allows for the same-day 3D printing of clear orthodontic appliances. The company has revealed that it has had over 13,000 cases planned with its “chairside” dental movement […]

uLab Systems achieves commercial milestone for 3D digital dental software

uLab Systems, a digital dental company based in California (CA), has announced a commercial milestone for its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared dental aligner planning software, which allows for the same-day 3D printing of clear orthodontic appliances. The company has revealed that it has had over 13,000 cases planned with its “chairside” dental movement […]

High-resolution 3D printed microscope could help detect diseases in developing countries

A research article published in The Optical Society (OSA) journal Optics Letters describes how researchers have produced a 3D printed high-resolution digital holographic microscopy (DHM) microscope. The researchers focused on creating a small but powerful and cost-effective microscope that would be robust enough to be used by professional biological researchers in the field without access […]

High-definition 3D printed organ models? German scientists think the answer is clear

Scientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have developed a new technique to make organs, and even whole organisms transparent – which aims to lead to high-fiedlity 3D printed models.  The research team led by Dr. Ali Ertuerk developed the new technique, referred to as vDISCO, which uses a solvent to make living organs such […]

Nexxt Spine installs GE additive Concept Laser machines for metal 3D printed medical devices

Nexxt Spine, an Indiana-based medical device manufacturer, has expanded its metal 3D printing capabilities with the installation of two Concept Laser Mlab 100R systems from GE Additive. The pair of machines are the fourth and fifth additive manufacturing acquisition from the company since 2017 and will support the design and production of Nexxt Spine’s spinal fusion […]

3DP4ME and World Wide Hearing seek funds to develop 3D printed ear molds in the Middle East

3DP4ME, a Jordanian non-profit organization using 3D printing to meet human needs, and World Wide Hearing (WWH) are seeking to raise $200,000 to provide 3D printed hearing-aid molds in the Middle East. The partner’s previous goal of $100,000 has been increased to develop and manufacture thousands of hearing aid molds a year which will potentially be […]

Tangible Solutions validates repeatability of 3D printed spinal implants

Tangible Solutions, an Ohio-based manufacturer of medical devices, has validated the quality and consistency of its 3D printed titanium spinal implants. The results of this validation were published in a recent study. “Additive manufacturing has transitioned from a prototype-only mentality to production-centric technology and as a valid production choice, it begs the question: How reliably […]