April 2016

La nuova sfida di Google: la digital health

2016-10-24T00:14:27+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

According to Mountain View's plans, we can begin to consider a future in which we will be assisted and cared by several services and products made by Google. The new article by Chiara Fassari. In un‘intervista con Vinod Khosla i founder di Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, hanno rivelato l’interesse di Google nell’investire in ambito sanitario. Google [...]

3D printed tracheal models aids in airway evaluation after patient’s surgery

2016-10-24T00:14:29+00:00 April 30th, 2016|English, News|

One major way that the medical industry has been impacted by 3D printing technology is with patient-specific 3D modeling, which has allowed doctors to accurately prepare for intensive procedures. BMC Anesthesiology, an open access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on all aspects of anesthesiology, published a case report from the Beijing, China-based Peking University Third Hospital’s [...]

Stratasys and Jacobs Institute to create Center of Excellence for medical 3D printing

2016-04-28T09:54:12+00:00 April 29th, 2016|English, News|

3D printing giant Stratasys has announced a partnership with the New York-based Jacobs Institute that will see the two organizations create a new Center of Excellence in Buffalo, New York. The facility will be used to develop 3D printing techniques for medical applications. Minnesota-based Stratasys is no stranger to medical applications of 3D printing technology. [...]

Nasce la collaborazione tra OBM Initiative e l’azienda 3DPRN

2016-10-24T00:14:30+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

We announce our official partnership with the 3D printing company 3DPRN. A collaboration born to support the work of our volunteers and focused now on the final improvements of our 3D printed prosthetic hand WIL. Uno degli obiettivi di Open BioMedical Initiative è proporre nuovi modelli di collaborazione a supporto della sua missione, ossia fornire [...]

Cronin makes case for 3D printing drug in New York today

2016-04-27T17:40:28+00:00 April 28th, 2016|English, News|

Professor Lee Cronin will lead a conference in New York today that aims to show the pharmaceutical industry that 3D printing is the future it needs to embrace right now. Cronin has an expansive vision of producing drugs outside the traditional laboratory environment, which could save the drug production companies massive amounts of money in [...]

3D bioprinted mini-brains reveal how Zika virus attacks fetal brains

2016-04-26T08:54:02+00:00 April 27th, 2016|English, News|

Though it hasn’t been in the news quite as much in recent weeks, the Zika virus is still a huge problem throughout South America. Deemed a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization, thousands of babies have already been born with underdeveloped brains since the outbreak of the virus about a year ago. [...]

Bra Theory is developing 3D modeled bras to give you the perfect fit

2016-10-24T00:14:32+00:00 April 26th, 2016|English, News|

Most people, especially women, are well aware that no two breasts are alike, even if they both belong to the same person. From size, placing, and shape, breasts are varied and unique. Why then do bra manufacturers only take into account two measurements when designing bras? If bras are determined by only cup size and [...]

3D printing helps Polish researchers create fully functional artificial heart

2016-04-24T12:25:12+00:00 April 25th, 2016|English, News|

Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. 3D printing, like any burgeoning area of technology, has both its champions and its skeptics. But whatever one’s position on the industry [...]

4D printed tracheal stent used during surgery on Chinese woman

2016-04-23T12:42:13+00:00 April 24th, 2016|English, News|

The Chinese medical world is increasingly becoming known for their very open approach to new 3D printed solutions. A diverse list of 3D printed medical innovations has already been used in Chinese hospitals, where the lives of numerous patients have already been saved with the help of 3D printed surgical tools or implants. But these [...]

Northwell Health plans spinoff of body-part 3D bioprinting venture

2016-10-24T00:14:34+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|English, News|

If you happened to be watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on TV last month, you might have seen some very unusual commercials during half time. For medical developers Northwell Health ran a total of 16 thirty-second ads during the tournament, asking viewers to choose which of three innovative healthcare projects would receive $100,000 in [...]