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.

3D printed implants seed multiple layers of tissue

3D printed implants seed multiple layers of tissue

Researchers are 3D printing "groovy" tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells to help heal injuries.

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.

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.

A 3D printed sensor-operated prosthetic arm for toddlers

A 3D printed sensor-operated prosthetic arm for toddlers

A prototype for the first 3D-printed, sensor-operated prosthetic arm designed for toddlers under two years-old has been developed by UK engineers.

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