November 2016

Moscow scientists pioneer 3D printed polymeric skull implants that are absorbed into the body

2016-11-04T09:37:38+00:00 November 4th, 2016|English, News|

Over the past few months Russia has been making quite a few 3D printing headlines, mostly in the context of metal 3D printing for aerospace and nuclear applications. This surge of Russian 3D printing is being most strongly pushed by researchers from the Tomsk Technical University (who sent a 3D printed microsatellite into space earlier [...]

October 2016

Ohio doctor has success with 3D printed ConforMIS knee Implants

2016-10-21T16:29:31+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|English, News|

An Ohio doctor is performing a progressive new knee replacement surgery that he states is quite simply, for anyone. So if the knee cartilage is wearing thin, the pain is getting harder to tolerate, and you’ve been told that surgery is in your future, perhaps investigating a 3D printed implant is in your future. With [...]

German EIT receives funds for 3D printed medical implants

2016-10-01T10:51:28+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|English, News|

EIT Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH, a Tuttlingen, Germany-based 3D printing specialist, received an investment from SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement mbH. The news was confirmed on September 22. 3D Printed Implants 3D printing technology has been used to manufacture biocompatible implants in various areas. We’ve reported South Korean university developed a new biodegradable 3D printing material to reduce complications [...]

September 2016

Biomedical engineers are closer to life-saving 3D printed brain implants

2016-10-19T10:05:26+00:00 September 13th, 2016|English, News|

A 3D printed electronic implant that can fuse with your own brain tissue and repair damage caused by injury or illness still sounds like science fiction. But it’s one step closer to reality now that the VolswagenStiftung has awarded Dr Ivan Minev more than $1 million (€920,000) in grant money to make it happen. Dr Minev's research [...]

August 2016

Green light from FDA for 3D printed lateral spine truss system

2016-07-31T10:29:21+00:00 August 1st, 2016|English, News|

Frisco, Texas-based medical implant company 4WEB Medical has been at the fore of developing 3D printed implants within the United States, having already introduced a number of innovative 3D printed implant systems such as its Posterior Spine Truss System, the ALIF Spine Truss System, and the Cervical Spine Truss System. Now, with the announcement that [...]

July 2016

3D printed titanium facial and skull implants by DePuy Synthes

2016-10-19T10:05:31+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|English, News|

ePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company specializing in medical devices, has announced an agreement with 3D printing giant Materialise to introduce a new range of TruMatch titanium 3D printed implants for facial and skull disorders. The patient-specific implants will be modeled on CT scans. One of the most exciting aspects of medical 3D printing [...]

May 2016

Stryker presents 3D printed tritanium posterior lumbar cage spinal implant

2016-10-24T00:14:19+00:00 May 5th, 2016|English, News|

This week at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, which is being held in Chicago until May 4, medical technology company Stryker will debut their newest Tritanium innovation. Stryker’s proprietary Tritanium technology has now been applied to spinal implants designed to encourage healthy regrowth of the bone tissue, and to reduce any strain [...]

A glimpse in the future of 3D printed implants

2016-05-01T09:59:32+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|English, News|

3D printed parts are slowly taking over as the preferred choice for implants and replacement joints and bones. Surgeons will use tens of thousands of cranial implants, hip replacements, ankles, spinal parts and knees this year. The really exciting part is that the technology is still in its infancy and there are major advances coming that [...]

April 2016

64-year-old Israeli cancer patient receives 3D printed jaw implant

2016-04-16T10:11:19+00:00 April 17th, 2016|English, News|

A 64-year-old man from Tiberias, Israel, has become one of the first people in the country, and even in the world, to receive a 3D printed jaw prosthetic thanks to maxillofacial surgeons at the Baruch Padeh Medical Center and 3D printing specialists from A.B. Dental. The titanium 3D printed implant was custom-made for the patient [...]

3D printed ovary implants to treat female infertility successfully tested in mice

2016-04-04T18:08:51+00:00 April 5th, 2016|English, News|

Scientists from Northwestern University have created 3D printed ovary implants that could one day restore fertility and hormone function in women who have survived childhood cancer or were born with reduced ovarian function and are experiencing infertility as a result. The researchers tested the 3D bioprinted ovary implants in mice, who had had their original [...]