Category Archives: Medical

Sydney Researchers Developing iFix Eye Treatment 3D Pen

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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NYU Researchers 3D Print Growing Bone Implants

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 […]

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Researchers Boost Nerve Growth With 3D Printed Scaffolds

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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Dutch Researchers Developing Bio-Printed Tissue For Healing Joints

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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Korean Lab Helps Strengthen Biofabrication Using 3D Printing

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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Togo Tests Crucial 3D Printed Orthpaedic Procedure

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 Demonstrate Bone Growth With Turmeric-Based Coating on 3D Printed Scaffolds

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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Sub $400 3D prints electric sensing temporary tattoos for soldiers

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 […]

Bees put sting in Temple’s bioinspired 3D printed needle design

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 […]

Rapid + TCT’s Exhibition Will Feature Major Medical 3D Printing Innovations

2018’s Rapid + TCT is set to be one of the most packed tech expo events of the year. The exhibitions will include a whole range of marvellous new innovations in multiple fields. While there are many industries worth looking out for, a lot of this year’s most exciting exhibitions is the Medical Manufacturing Innovations, […]

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