3D printing

With increased medical precision, speed of service and reduced cost, 3D printing presents a unique opportunity to transform traditional healthcare and its delivery. We give key insights on an array of topics that includes 3D printing of implants and prosthetics, anatomical modeling for surgical planning and the advances of bioprinting of tissue, vessels and organs.

Lego-inspired 3D printed soft tissue bricks

Lego-inspired 3D printed soft tissue bricks

Researchers have developed a tiny, 3D-printed technology that can be assembled like Lego blocks and help repair broken bones and soft tissue.

World’s smallest 3D printed endoscope

World’s smallest 3D printed endoscope

Researchers have used 3D micro-printing to develop the world’s smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

Custom-designed swabs for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2

Custom-designed swabs for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have developed a total of three swab designs that are comparable to the current ‘gold standard’ swabs.

Scientists 3D print a working heart pump

Scientists 3D print a working heart pump

Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale heart pump with real human cells in the lab.

Sugar: Sweet way to 3D print blood vessels

Sugar: Sweet way to 3D print blood vessels

Scientists have developed a way of using laser-sintering of powdered sugars to produce highly detailed structures that mimick the body’s intricate, branching blood vessels in lab-grown tissues.

Researchers successfully bioprint healthy new tissue

Researchers successfully bioprint healthy new tissue

New muscle has successfully been created in mice using a minimally invasive technique dubbed ‘intravital 3D bioprinting’.

Diabetes: 3D printed insoles hope for patients

Diabetes: 3D printed insoles hope for patients

Scientists claim that new 3D printed insoles can significantly improve the foot health of people suffering with diabetes.

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