January 2016

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals commercialize Spritam and other 3D printed drugs

2016-10-19T10:06:03+00:00 January 30th, 2016|English, News|

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals is the American pharmaceutical company leading the charge in 3D printed medicine. Using their proprietary ZipDose technology to create novel, quick-dispersing medicinal tablets, Aprecia recently developed the first ever FDA-approved 3D printed prescription drug, Spritam. Today, Aprecia has announced that it has completed a $35 million preferred stock financing, led by Deerfield Management Company [...]

Japanese medical insurance to cover cost of 3D printed organ models

2016-10-19T10:06:03+00:00 January 29th, 2016|English, News|

In order to ensure that as many citizens as possible have access to the life-saving medical procedures they need, Japan’s Central Social Insurance Medical Council, an organization of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, has this week announced that the cost of 3D printed organ models used to assist medical treatments and surgeries will be [...]

Learn about the human body with 3D printed anatomical model

2016-01-27T08:24:35+00:00 January 28th, 2016|English, News|

Anyone who’s taken a high school biology class probably remembers spending hours studying highly detailed yet confusing human anatomy diagrams, trying to figure out whether the submandibular gland connects to the parotid duct, and what either of them have to do with our digestive system. Yet just imagine how much easier it would be to [...]

Harvard’s 4D printed flowers to pave way for 4D printing human tissues

2016-10-19T10:06:03+00:00 January 27th, 2016|English, News|

When I interviewed Voxel8 CEO Jennifer Lewis last year, she told me that she didn’t want me to conflate her research with her commercial work, namely the multi-material, electronics 3D printer she developed at Voxel8.  This meant that my questions regarding 4D printing and bioprinting would have to be reserved for a separate interview.  While the [...]

3D printed dental crown implanted with Micro Filled Hybrid material

2016-10-19T10:06:03+00:00 January 26th, 2016|English, News|

The medical world and 3D Printing are bound to remain friends for the foreseeable future. This is the case because while all humans are essentially made of the same stuff, the unique nature of an individual can make a one-size fits all solution a difficult undertaking. Even though we’re not quite there (yet) in terms of 3D [...]

Realtà virtuale per innovazione reale: come il Google Cardboard ha aiutato a salvare una vita

2016-10-19T10:06:03+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

We have often reported about how 3D printing has been used to save the lives of patients where traditional methods failed. But in this story the 3D printer broke and suddenly another solution came out: a cardboard box, and the intuition of a doctor who has not stood in front of the word impossible. The new article by [...]

Custom-fitting 3D printed Phits Insoles win ISPO Health and Fitness Award

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 25th, 2016|English, News|

Could 2016 also be the year for 3D printed sporting goods? This sector has been very quick to respond to the concept of 3D printed custom-fitting products, as so many athletes could benefit from it. Belgian company Phits Insoles has just been honored with the first prize in the Health and Fitness-themed competition of sporting [...]

Medically inclined 3D Printing and VR technologies rise up as stars at BC Tech Summit

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 24th, 2016|English, News|

Modern technology is something a growing percentage of the world is exposed to on a daily basis. Newer technologies and innovations tend to garner more attention over their more familiar counterparts. For example, It wasn't long ago when televisions and fax machines were replaced by PCs, laptops and eventually smartphones as the must-have technology of our [...]

Making & Donating: la filosofia dietro la stampa di protesi 3D

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Two organizations, Smartprinting and FunMove, are working together to spread their technology oriented to all those who need prosthesis in India innovating not only the biomedical field but also the economic model behind. The new article by Orlando Rossi. Sotto gli occhi attenti di un pubblico impressionato di tutto il mondo la stampa 3D sta [...]

3D bioprinted nose and ear reconstructions slowly becoming possible

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|English, News|

Medical 3D printing innovations have been under development for a long time, and the first results are finally coming in. However, it’s also clear that the 3D printing community was perhaps a bit too optimistic about its progress, and especially in the case of 3D bioprinting innovations. As veteran hobbyists might recall, expectations rose massively [...]