May 2016

Chinese doctors use 3D printed grafts in two ankle joint deformity surgeries

2016-10-19T10:05:40+00:00 May 31st, 2016|English, News|

Though numerous academic hospitals around the world are steadily adopting 3D printed models and implants to deal with unusual or life-threatening cases, Chinese surgeons are really pushing the 3D printing envelope when it comes to surgical applications. Just last month, they even used a 4D printed tracheal stent to save the life of a patient. [...]

UK doctors remove tumor using a 3D printed prostate model

2016-10-19T10:05:40+00:00 May 30th, 2016|English, News|

3D printed replicas of patients’ organs and internal anatomy for use in surgical pre-planning has very quickly found itself to be one of the more popular new medical 3D printing applications. The ability to turn MRI and CT data into a 3D printable models allows doctors and the rest of the surgical team to get [...]

South Korea explores fast-track approval options for 3D printed medical devices

2016-05-28T09:40:49+00:00 May 29th, 2016|English, News|

It looks like the South Korean government firmly believes in the power of 3D printing. Over the past few months, the South Korean military has already adopted metal 3D printing for airplane parts, while the government recently unveiled plans for a $20 million 3D printed ship project. But even the country’s medical sector is set [...]

Nano Dimension teams up with Accellta to bioprint stem cell-derived tissues

2016-10-19T10:05:40+00:00 May 28th, 2016|English, News|

When Israeli 3D printing company Nano Dimension gets coverage in the news, the discussion generally revolves around the intensive and long-awaited development of their electronic 3D printing system, the DragonFly2020. Since unveiling their desktop electronic 3D printer towards the end of last year, the company has had a momentous start to 2016. Aside from preparing [...]

Dubai Health Authority reveals initiative for $100 3D printed artificial limbs

2016-05-26T09:30:46+00:00 May 27th, 2016|English, News|

Dubai is known as an ambitious nation, and that ambition has even reached the world of 3D printing. As the Dubai Health Authority has just revealed, they will be implementing initiatives to develop a huge medical 3D printing sector that produces a wide range of new (biomedical) 3D printing applications. Among others, they will be [...]

Scottish scientists to 3D print brain tumors for the first time

2016-10-19T10:05:40+00:00 May 26th, 2016|English, News|

Brain tumors are a particularly horrible form of cancer about which very little is known; occurring in around 250,000 people around the world every year, it is especially prevalent in underage cancer patients and treatment methods are not very effective. Fortunately, a team of Scottish researchers from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have just found [...]

4D printing can improve surgical planning, says Monash plastic surgeon

2016-10-19T10:05:40+00:00 May 25th, 2016|English, News|

Doctor Michael Chae, a plastic surgery resident and PhD candidate at Monash University, has conducted research which shows that “4D printing”, 3D printing a succession of haptic models which represent bodily movement as well as appearance, could be the future of surgical planning. As part of a long-term research project, which involved carrying out 4D [...]

3D printed otoscope to fight hearing loss in developing world

2016-10-19T10:05:40+00:00 May 24th, 2016|English, News|

While most biomedical research projects involving 3D printing have access to immense budgets, one team of Texas students just proved that even low-cost desktop 3D printing can have a huge impact on the medical world. For just $6.42, they can build a 3D printed otoscope smartphone attachment, which can help diagnose preventable hearing loss. A [...]

Design agency Layer reveals GO wheelchair project

2016-10-19T10:05:40+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|English, News|

Design agency Layer has revealed the first official pictures of its 3D printed wheelchair that could potentially give a new lease of life to disabled people around the world. We recently featured the design project, led by Benjamin Hubert, to create the world’s first 3D printed consumer wheelchair. He wanted to strip weight and complication [...]

La Biomedica stampata in 3D: workshop a Città della Scienza (Napoli)

2016-06-03T10:12:14+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Italy, OBMinitiative, OBMstory|

We had a great workshop day at the City of Science in Naples, teaching children and families how 3D printing could be used to realize biomedical projects. Questa domenica l'abbiamo dedicata per far scoprire a bambini e famiglie come imparare giocando con la stampa 3D. Al workshop organizzato all'Officina dei piccoli a Città della Scienza [...]