With all the novel new research in the medical sector, 3D printing crops up in so many different ways. From skin repair to tissue growth assistance, additive manufacturing is aiding in medical developments everywhere. However, the newest leap appears to have come from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor who has invented his own medical implants […]
Researchers at the University of Sydney are looking to develop an entirely new portable method for treating particular corneal complications. The research team have come up with the iFix for sealing eye wounds as treatment for corneal ulcerations, which works by coloring in with bioinks the same way one would with a 3D printing pen. […]
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Medical applications of 3D printing seem to be taking off recently, especially in the realm of bone implants. The current goal has been implementing bone replacements that actually grow in their respective places. Previously, researchers have tried to aid growth in multiple ways, but now NYU researchers appear to have found a workable ceramic version […]
Scaffolds are the new hip word in the biomedical field, especially thanks to bioprinting and bioinks. These days, researchers are using tiny scaffolds to fix all sorts of biological problems, from bone growth to tissue regeneration. Now, researchers from University of Saskatchewan in Canada are having a go at nerve cells. The research may allow for the restoration […]
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New research into bio-printing of bone and skin tissues is having quite the year. The new applications are showcasing immense growth, particularly for orthopaedic, functional bioinks. Professor Jos Malda is dealing with such 3D bioprinting in the lab in the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. He and his team believe they may cracked […]
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A lab in Korea has just fabricated micro-sized biostructures, applying mechanical engineering knowledge to biofabrication. These biostructures act as a scaffolding or regenerative placeholder, helping cure major injuries. The team’s work could aid in the repair of complex bone and cartilage fractures, in addition to non-transplant based treating finish-stage liver disease. Dong-Woo Cho, director of the Intelligent Manufacturing […]
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African countries such as Togo are not always in a position for top-notch medical care. While this may be the case normally, they are testing a new orthapaedic procedure that will revolutionise medical implementation. By 3D scanning and then producing crucial bone structures and supports, doctors can provide care to those who may not ordinarily […]
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Researchers at Washington State University have shown that the addition of curcumin as an ingredient to 3D printed scaffolds can aid in bone tissue regeneration by up to 45%. Curcumin is a yellow chemical present in certain plants and a crucial component of the spice turmeric. This project has demonstrated that traditional, simplistic remedies can […]
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Scientists at the University of Minnesota (UMN) have 3D printed an electronic circuit on to the back of a human hand for the first time. Though temporary, like lick n stick tattoos, this technology presents great potential for helping to heal wounds, gather advanced intelligence on the battlefield, and promote response in remote locations. “It would […]
Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) tools, such as generative design programs and topology optimization, are changing the way our world looks. Airplane parts are now more organic-looking, taking on the shape of thick vines overarching a space, rather than the conventional blocks and right-angels. And, seeking inspiration for new materials and devices, researchers are increasingly […]