October 2015

Il corto animato di OBM Initiative raccontato dal team Media

2016-10-19T10:06:21+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

The first animated spot of the Open BioMedical Initiative realized in 3D graphics. Here is described how it was created and the passion of the Media Team that realized it! A distanza di qualche giorno dagli ultimi eventi di Roma e Napoli, vorremmo ripresentarvi il corto di animazione realizzato dal team Media di Open BioMedical Initiative. I [...]

Intel volunteers build 100 prosthetic hands for Haiti in 2 hours

2016-10-19T10:06:21+00:00 October 31st, 2015|English, News|

Typical prosthetics produced by the medical supply industry can cost thousands of dollars, meaning that they are simply impossible to acquire in many places around the world. But a solid, functioning 3D printed prosthetic can cost as little as $15 in materials and has enabled many people in need of prosthetics to get them for [...]

EPFL unveils 3D printed miniature microfluidic device for monitoring critical blood levels

2016-10-19T10:06:21+00:00 October 30th, 2015|News|

Scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have unveiled a unique 3D printed microfluidic medical device which is able to monitor critical blood levels in real time. The miniaturised microfluidic apparatus, no larger than a packet of chewing gum, will allow medical professionals to monitor levels of glucose, lactate and other substances [...]

Custom-made 3D printed shoes are the solution to healthier feet

2016-10-19T10:06:24+00:00 October 29th, 2015|News|

Earlier this year, the Dutch Education Minister, Jet Bussemaker turned heads at Prinsjesdag, the annual, traditional Dutch unveiling of the upcoming year’s budget, by wearing a stunning outfit made from the latest technologies. Perhaps most notable in her ensemble were a pair of 3D printed high heeled shoes, which were made in association with the [...]

Bioprinting human body parts: Jemma Redmond and Ouro_botics

2016-10-19T10:06:24+00:00 October 28th, 2015|News|

What is Ouro_botics? Ouro_botics started life around four years ago on a kitchen table in Dublin. Founder Jemma Redmond was working at the time on her masters thesis “An Investigation into Osteoblast Adhesion” and printed copies of finger bones (metacarpals, proximal & distal phalanges) which she then seeded with Osteoblasts and noticed growth was affected [...]

Revotek unveils first commercial blood vessel bioprinter

2015-10-27T17:49:53+00:00 October 28th, 2015|News|

There may be another machine to add to our list of top 10 bioprinters on the market, or in development.  And this one could prove to be more important than all of the rest, as Revotek, the Chinese company behind the technology, claims that their new bioprinter is capable of 3D print blood vessels, a [...]

Google is moving into digital health perhaps than you think

2016-10-19T10:06:25+00:00 October 27th, 2015|News|

In July 2014, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat down for a rare interview with Vinod Khosla where they discussed, among other things, Google’s involvement in health. When Khosla asked if Google would ever become a healthcare company, both founders were somewhat critical of the current healthcare system’s regulatory hurdles and because of [...]

How to hack a normal printer to 3D bioprint coronary arteries

2016-10-19T10:06:25+00:00 October 27th, 2015|News|

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the ability to manufacture custom fit functioning organs for patients in need. While there has been some progress in this direction over the years, it wasn’t until last week that this dream began to feel more like reality. On Friday, Science Advances published research from [...]

Create Prosthetics launches first line of customizable 3D printed prosthetic leg covers

2016-10-19T10:06:25+00:00 October 26th, 2015|News|

Tattoos have for years been a way for people to physically express themselves and their individuality through their physical appearances. Now, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of prosthetists who have started Create Prosthetics, a company specializing in the manufacturing and design of custom 3D printed prosthetic covers, amputees and those needing limb prosthetics [...]