February 2016

Cosmetic surgeon designs 3D printed surgical tools for eyelid surgeries

2016-02-07T09:50:54+00:00 February 8th, 2016|English, News|

Dr. Brett Kotlus, an extremely accomplished physician and cosmetic surgeon based in New York City, has designed and developed two unique 3D printed surgical instruments for use during blepharoplasty (repair or reconstruction of the eyelid), which did not previously exist anywhere on the market. 3D printed in stainless steel, the 3D printed eyelid wand and 3D [...]

June 2015

3D printing advancements from chocolate to hearts

2015-06-10T21:48:17+00:00 June 11th, 2015|News|

3D Printing Pharmaceuticals Researchers in London are working on a way to 3D print pills. The shape and surface area of a pill are surprisingly important in how the drug is released into your system, so their idea is that specifically-shaped pills could meet a specific patient’s treatment needs. And futurists point out that one day, [...]

Stampa 3D: un’opportunità per superare i limiti della disabilità

2016-10-19T10:07:10+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

With this first post we officially begin the publication of the articles of the Open BioMedical Initiative international editorial network. We are pleased to welcome Lusiana Pasquini, faithful pen of the community that now lands on the Blog, ready to share with you his passion and engagement. Over to you Lusiana!  Con questo primo post iniziamo [...]

Moscow researchers 3D print bone substitutes with ceramic powder 3D printer

2016-10-19T10:07:10+00:00 June 10th, 2015|News|

The collaborative effort of researchers from a variety of institutes in Moscow has resulted in a paper published in the most recent issue of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. The researchers hail from the A.A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of Russian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Laser and Information Technologies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Human Stem Cells [...]

German patient first to receive 3D printed titanium spinal fusion implant

2015-06-09T02:02:22+00:00 June 10th, 2015|News|

Spinal fusion surgeries in the United States have increased by 70 percent between 2001 and 2011. While those numbers are due in large part to the aging of the American population, they’re also due to advances in technology like additive manufacturing. The problem with such surgeries has always been that, traditional methods which require bone [...]

Stampa 3D. Tutto quello che c’è da sapere sull’unica rivoluzione possibile

2016-10-19T10:07:10+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Italian|

With our friend Davide Sher, co-founder of the online magazine 3Discover, Open BioMedical Initiative has been working for many months exploring together the extraordinary biomedical applications of 3D printing. A tireless traveler, David Sher accompanied by Dario Marinoni, decided to explore even deeper into this world that reserve us wonders and unexpected solutions with each [...]