December 2015

Axial 3D bring 3D printed orthopedic medical models to global market

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

A biomedical 3D printing startup founded by an engineering graduate in Northern Ireland has recently secured a £300,000 investment, roughly equivalent to $450,000 USD, in order to expand into the European and US medical industries. Axial 3D takes patient-specific CT and MRI scans of orthopedic injuries, and uses 3D printing technology to manufacture custom 3D printed [...]

Save lives by taking the Oxygen Valve Splitter Challenge

2016-10-19T10:06:10+00:00 December 30th, 2015|English, News|

When doctors are trying to provide medical care in low-resource settings, the patient with atypical medical needs is probably going to be the one who suffers, and unfortunately there simply isn’t much that anyone can do about it. There are only so many supplies that can be purchased or transported to these areas, and it is [...]

‘Eye-on-a-chip’ 3D printed eyelids displayed at Collegiate Inventors Competition

2016-10-19T10:06:10+00:00 December 29th, 2015|English, News|

Of all the 3D printing innovations we have seen over the past year, surely medical 3D printing achievements are the most revolutionary. Though 3D printed implants and surgical models have already found their way to hospitals throughout the world, much more work still needs to be done in the field of 3D bioprinting, in which [...]

Virtual Reality helps save baby’s life

2015-12-27T16:55:35+00:00 December 28th, 2015|English, News|

“The patient was dying. Without surgery she would be dead by Christmas.” This is what Dr. Redmond Burke of Niklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida told me over the phone early Thursday morning. The patient in question was Teegan Lexcen. She is 4 months old. Dr. Burke was able to save her life, and he credits his [...]

The medical 3D printing revolution in Taiwan

2016-10-19T10:06:10+00:00 December 27th, 2015|English, News|

As a small nation, Taiwan may not be able to pack its borders with a vast number of 3D printing companies, the way the US can, but the businesses focused on this technology are definitely keeping pace with those from more powerful countries around the world, if not going above and beyond them. In this [...]

Lame duck given clean bill of health thanks to 3D printed leg

2016-10-19T10:06:10+00:00 December 26th, 2015|English, News|

A pair of Indian 3D printing experts have come to the aid of a lame duck, providing it with a new 3D printed leg. The tiny prosthesis took two hours to print and will be attached by a veterinary doctor in the near future. M. Veeresh and Y. Sandeep Reddy, both employees of Indian 3D [...]

OBM Initiative torna a Pescara per il Future Fest: il domani, oggi!

2016-10-19T10:06:10+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Italian, Italy, OBMinitiative|

Ancora pochi giorni e Open BioMedical Initiative tornerà a Pescara per partecipare ad un evento unico nel cuore della città: Future Fest! Future Fest è un evento alla prima edizione che vuole essere un caleidoscopico approfondimento del futuro, organizzato dal Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Pescara e dall’Associazione Culturale Contemporary con il contributo dell’Assessorato [...]

North Carolina man raising money to 3D print prosthetic leg covers for wounded soldiers

2016-10-19T10:06:10+00:00 December 24th, 2015|English, News|

It is not uncommon for those that find themselves in exceptionally unfortunate situations to dig deep, overcome adversity and make the most of the difficult hand they’ve been dealt. Adam White, a DJ from North Carolina, appears to be one of these individuals. Immediately after a motorcycle accident with another vehicle threw him down onto some grass, he knew [...]

Pandorum Technologies becomes first in India to develop 3D bioprinted liver tissue

2016-10-19T10:06:12+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|English, News|

Bangalore-based bio-tech startup Pandorum Technologies has successfully developed artificial 3d bioprinted liver tissues that mimic human liver functions, enabling affordable medical research for developing new life-saving medicines and vaccines, and eventually leading to full-scale, transplantable 3D printed organs. The breakthrough makes Pandorum the first Indian firm to develop 3D bioprinted liver tissues, and represents a [...]

Medicina e stampa 3D: la storia di Amina Khan

2016-10-19T10:06:12+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

This is the story of Amina Khan, a 3 year old girl who had the chance, thanks to 3D printing, to improve her life, to have a new start. Dedicated to those who live with the fear of the progress and those who do not want to stop to be amazed and moved. The new [...]