December 2016

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

2017-07-13T15:43:55+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 [...]

November 2016

3D printed skull gives young boy a second chance at life

2016-11-21T09:35:03+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|English, News|

Seven-year-old Teddy Ward has a second chance at life thanks to a group of surgeons who used a 3D printer to build him a new skull. Physicians at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles used a 3D printer to manufacture a plate from polyetheretherkotene (PEEK), a thermoplastic polymer that is popular in engineering circles and which is [...]

Bioniks wants to give Pakistani children 3D printed superhero prosthetic hands

2016-11-20T08:16:06+00:00 November 21st, 2016|English, News|

Bioniks has produced the first 3D printed prosthetic arm in Pakistan and now it has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take its ‘Real Life Superhero’ concept to the masses. Five-year-old Mir Bayyan received the first 3D printed arm in the country and when it finally arrived, the young Iron Man fan was amazed to see [...]

WASPmedical is revolutionizing scoliosis treatment with 3D printing

2016-11-17T13:45:10+00:00 November 18th, 2016|English, News|

An Italian doctor is taking on orthopedic scoliosis with the help of a Delta WASP 4070 3D printer and a holistic approach that includes 3D scanning and modeling software. In 2014, renowned scoliosis specialist Lelio Leoncini began to experiment with the Delta WASP 4070 to produce orthopedic corsets. Now, the former Medical Director of Rionera [...]

3D printed organ replicas with realistic textures using Bio-Texture Modeling

2016-11-07T13:30:01+00:00 November 7th, 2016|English, News|

3D printed surgical models are quickly becoming commonplace in hospitals all around the world, providing surgeons with the opportunity to physically interact with their target areas and adequately prepare for the coming procedures. While these 3D prints have already shown to increase surgical success rates, models that feature realistic textures could take these preparation opportunities [...]

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

Educational 3D printed heart valve surgery at Maastricht University Hospital

2016-10-23T11:30:46+00:00 October 24th, 2016|English, News|

When you think of the combination of 3D printers and hospitals, the first thing that comes to mind are 3D printed implants and even 3D printed organs, made a patient’s own stem cells. While those applications are certainly being developed, cardiovascular surgeons from the Maastricht University Hospital have just reminded the world that some existing [...]

Maastricht University and Brightlands Materials Center start the largest European bioprinting program

2016-10-22T10:04:15+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|English, News|

It looks like Maastricht University is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s key centers for medical 3D printing efforts. Just this month, they spearheaded the new €4.6 million PRosPERoS project for 3D printed joint implant development, while researchers from Maastricht’s Moroni lab pioneered 3D bioprinted scaffolds that control stem cell differentiation. And just last Thursday, Maastricht [...]

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 [...]