June 2016

Dalla Polonia un innovativo cuore artificiale stampato in 3D

2016-10-19T10:05:33+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

ORIGINAL OBM ARTICLE - Artificial 3D printed hearts, a new project comes from a Polish team at the University of Warsaw finalized to lower the surgery costs and pave the way for a highly customized surgery. The new article by Orlando Rossi. La stampa 3D, come ogni settore in rapida crescita, ha sia i suoi sostenitori che [...]

Australian woman receives 3D printed silicon ear prosthetic

2016-10-19T10:05:33+00:00 June 29th, 2016|English, News|

While 3D printers are increasingly finding their way into hospitals to produce medical models that can help surgeons prepare for complex procedures, a team of Australian cosmetic surgeons have begun using 3D printers in a completely different way. By using a 3D printed mirrored version of her right ear, they have outfitted Australian woman Colleen [...]

Croatian 3D printed solution for refugees wins best humanitarian tech award

2016-10-19T10:05:33+00:00 June 27th, 2016|English, News|

A Croatian startup, which just months ago made headlines for MeshPoint, their innovative 3D printed WiFi solution for refugees, has just been named best startup project in the category of Best Humanitarian Tech of the Year at The Europas. The MeshPoint team was presented with the award in London earlier today and beat out 11 [...]

First heart structure bioprinted in zero gravity using human stem cells

2016-10-19T10:05:35+00:00 June 26th, 2016|English, News|

3D bioprinting is advancing by leaps and bounds, but the general consensus is that completely 3D printed and implantable organs are still years and years away. At least, that’s what we all believed until now, as a consortium led by longtime NASA contractor Techshot has just put the whole 3D bioprinting sector upside down. Together [...]

Materialise launches latest version of its 3D medical image printing software

2016-10-19T10:05:35+00:00 June 25th, 2016|English, News|

Materialise has launched Mimics Innovation Suite 19, the latest edition of its popular medical 3D imaging software package. The updated software offers faster segmentation, easier FEA meshing, improved usability, and other new features. Many medical and dental professionals swear by Mimics, and Materialise has just delivered an update which should keep both new and existing [...]

3D printing helps save infant with brain growing outside skull

2016-06-22T12:19:25+00:00 June 24th, 2016|English, News|

Sometimes you hear a story that just warms your heart, and Bentley Yoder‘s is one such story. Last month he underwent reconstructive surgery to move his brain inside his skull, a move that was helped with 3D printed models. The Yoder’s story Even before he was born, Bentley’s parents Sierra and Dustin were told he wouldn’t [...]

Stampa 3D contro il virus Zika: una soluzione viene dal Texas

2016-10-19T10:05:35+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

ORIGINAL OBM ARTICLE. A group in Texas has developed a 3D printed device to diagnose Zika virus in advance. A hope to save the future of thousands of children. An article by Lusiana Pasquini. La caratteristica che personalmente ritengo più entusiasmante della stampa 3D è che veramente chiunque può utilizzarla se mosso dal desiderio di [...]

Young man receives 3D printed heel bone in Korea

2016-06-20T10:56:49+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|English, News|

One of the wonders of writing about 3D printing is that when it comes to medical challenges, you begin to see things like so many medical professionals around the globe today do also: anything is possible. Whether doctors are removing a tumor (or growing one, bioprinting in the lab for study) or adding a 3D printed [...]

Organovo and UCSF to create 3D bioprinted tissues for skeletal disease

2016-06-19T10:39:39+00:00 June 20th, 2016|English, News|

Organovo, the California based 3D biotech company, has recently announced a collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in an effort to develop advanced 3D bioprinted tissues to be used for skeletal disease research. The promising partnership is being largely funded by the Methuselah Foundation, as part of its ongoing University 3D Bioprinter Program. [...]

Make to Care: un premio ai Maker che aiutano ad andare oltre la disabilità

2016-10-19T10:05:35+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Open BioMedical Initiative significa prima di tutto aiutare il prossimo con le nuove tecnologie, dovunque nel mondo. Collaborando insieme. Non possiamo che supportare tutte quelle realtà che condividono con noi questa stessa visione, fatta di innovazione al servizio di un futuro migliore per tutti. Ecco che siamo felici di presentare il contest Make to Care, [...]