News on 3D Printed and Open Source BioMedical Technlogies

April 2017

New 3D printed prosthetic arms turn heads at Moscow fashion week

2017-04-02T11:12:54+00:00 April 5th, 2017|English, News|

Earlier this month, Moscow’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcased some spectacular 3D printed prosthetic arms made by designer Nikita Replyanski and Russian prosthesis manufacturer Motorica. The 3D printed prostheses, inspired by robots and butterflies, were made using Autodesk Fusion 360. Fashion weeks, whether they’re being held in the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the world or [...]

March 2017

3D printed orthoses could help out children with cerebral palsy

2017-03-25T11:39:22+00:00 March 25th, 2017|English, News|

The lives of families affected by cerebral palsy could soon be made a little easier with the help of 3D printing technology. After the condition caused the tragic death of their son, a couple have set out to improve the medical care of other young sufferers. They have developed a new way to produce body [...]

Open Bionics wins $1M prize from UAE for 3D printed bionic arms

2017-02-26T20:17:58+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|News|

3D printed prosthetic hand maker Open Bionics has taken home the International UAE Robotics for Good Award, a recognition that includes $1 million in funding. The award, which was presented to the UK-based startup this past Saturday, was given out as part of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good competition. The competition, as [...]

Ohio boy with heart in wrong place breathes freely for first time after 3D printing-assisted surgery

2017-02-26T20:07:36+00:00 March 1st, 2017|News|

Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have used 3D printing to operate on boy with Heterotaxy syndrome, a rare birth defect. Doctors said the boy’s heart seemed to have "two right sides" and no left, giving him serious breathing difficulties. Every day seems to bring another medical 3D printing success story, with surgeons now perfecting [...]

February 2017

Polish researchers 3D print affordable preoperative liver model using FDM technology

2017-02-26T19:56:41+00:00 February 27th, 2017|News|

A team of researchers from the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland have successfully 3D printed a preoperative planning model of a human liver for only $150. The research project serves to demonstrate that 3D printed patient-specific surgical models can be made at an affordable cost using accessible 3D printing technologies. In recent years, [...]

December 2016

Smartphone and 3D printed parts combine to create cheap and easy live cell imaging

2016-12-27T08:43:46+00:00 December 27th, 2016|English, News|

Live cell imaging is no longer the stuff of high-end hospitals and research labs. A powerful tool for studying cells, as well as how they respond to different treatments such as drugs or toxins, live cell imaging technology can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The prohibitive price of the tech has been an obstacle [...]

Duke University’s eNABLE chapter pushes boundaries of 3D printed prosthetics

2016-12-11T09:06:35+00:00 December 12th, 2016|English, News|

Two senior students at Duke University are pushing the boundaries of both prosthetics and 3D printing. As the co-founders of Duke’s eNABLE chapter, a group of volunteers that create prosthetics through 3D printing, engineering students Richard Beckett-Ansa and Henry Warder have been innovating for some time now. Yet their most recent collaboration – a prosthetic [...]

Ultra-functional 3D printed prosthesis could monitor blood pressure and heart rate

2016-12-07T23:51:31+00:00 December 8th, 2016|English, News|

A student from Malta is designing an ultra-functional 3D printed prosthetic arm that can monitor blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels. The myoelectric prosthesis would enable its user to perform a range of actions through muscle movement, and would be 3D printed with embedded electronics. With 3D printing being used more and more to [...]

Celprogen 3D prints a pancreas from PLA and human stem cells

2016-12-04T20:26:13+00:00 December 5th, 2016|English, News|

The pancreas is one of the most critical organs in the human body – if something goes wrong with it, it can affect your whole life, or even threaten it. Although it’s a relatively small organ, it plays big roles in digestion and metabolism, and when it malfunctions, it can result in acute life-threatening conditions [...]

Nine-year-old girl to receive new ear thanks to 3D scanning and printing tech

2016-12-03T10:46:53+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|English, News|

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh is using 3D printing technology to make a new ear for nine-year-old Anya Storie. Born with the congenital condition microtia, Anya has always had an underdeveloped right ear which, as a result, has affected her hearing. But thanks to the hospital’s 3D scanning and printing resources, plastic [...]