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.

Transparent human organs allow 3D maps at the cellular level

Transparent human organs allow 3D maps at the cellular level

For the first time, researchers managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic imaging they could revealed underlying complex structures of the see-through organs at the cellular level.

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds – and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

Operating with precision

Operating with precision

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have developed a miniature laboratory the size of the tip of a needle.

4D printed tiny needles that could replace hypodermic needles

4D printed tiny needles that could replace hypodermic needles

Rutgers University have devised a way to integrate microneedles with backward facing barbs, so that microneedle arrays can stay in place as long as needed.

Artificial pericardial tissue from the 3D printer

Artificial pericardial tissue from the 3D printer

In the PolyKARD project, biomimetic polymers are being developed that can imitate the mechanical properties of pericardial tissue.

Researchers develops revolutionary reversible 4D printing

Researchers develops revolutionary reversible 4D printing

Researchers revolutionised 4D printing by making a 3D fabricated material change its shape and back again repeatedly without electrical components.

Bioengineering living heart valves

Bioengineering living heart valves

Reserchers have made progress developing living heart valves that can grow with the body and integrate with the patient's native tissue.

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