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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.

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a biorobotic hybrid heart for testing prosthetic valves and other cardiac devices.

Skin-like sensors bring a human touch to wearable tech

Skin-like sensors bring a human touch to wearable tech

Researchers have developed a super-stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.

SLAM – New 3D printing technique for biomaterials

SLAM – New 3D printing technique for biomaterials

A new way of 3D printing soft materials such as gels and collagens offers a major step forward in the manufacture of artificial medical implants.

Bioprinting complex living tissue in seconds

Bioprinting complex living tissue in seconds

Researchers have developed an extremely fast optical method for sculpting complex shapes in stem-cell-laden hydrogels and then vascularizing the resulting tissue.

Smart bandage speeds up healing

Smart bandage speeds up healing

The active adhesive dressings speed up wound healing based on heat-responsive hydrogels that are mechanically active and antimicrobial.

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“Medical 3D printing is a game changer”

3D printing is one of the emerging technologies in medicine. In advance of the ‘3rd Conference on 3D Printing in Medicine’ (May 4th and 5th in Mainz), MedicalView spoke with Andreas Giannopoulos, MD and PhD, a Deputy Attending Physician in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich about his presentation “Cardiovascular 3D Printing: Clinical Applications, Educational Opportunities, Future Perspectives“.