April 2016

La nuova sfida di Google: la digital health

2016-10-24T00:14:27+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

According to Mountain View's plans, we can begin to consider a future in which we will be assisted and cared by several services and products made by Google. The new article by Chiara Fassari. In un‘intervista con Vinod Khosla i founder di Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, hanno rivelato l’interesse di Google nell’investire in ambito sanitario. Google [...]

July 2015

Your next hardware project might be biological!

2016-10-19T10:06:58+00:00 July 15th, 2015|English, News|

O’Reilly Media held its annual Solid conference this week in San Francisco. It’s an annual show  covering “Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things.” We found it eye-opening, informative, and occasionally controversial. Here’s some of what we heard at this year’s show: SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Joichi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, explained that code is now being [...]

June 2015

Pump up the volume with the 3D printed syringe pump rack

2016-10-19T10:07:13+00:00 June 5th, 2015|News|

Syringe pumps are valuable tools when specific amounts of fluid must be dispensed at certain rates and volumes. They are used in many ways, for administering IV medications to liquid chromatography (LC/HPLC). Unfortunately, a commercial pump can cost a pretty penny. Not particularly thrilled with the hefty price tag, Aldric Negrier rolled up his sleeves [...]

Picsima 3D prints directly with silicone transforming the breast implants industry

2016-10-19T10:07:16+00:00 June 1st, 2015|News|

We live in a world where women are under an incredible amount of pressure, much of it self-imposed, to look like the model on the cover of Sports Illustrated or to emulate the herd of leggy starlets gliding down one televised red carpet after another. That’s a lot of pressure even in a healthy atmosphere, so [...]

May 2015

Chinese surgeons use 3D printing to help straighten a young woman’s severely deformed leg

2015-05-29T15:01:38+00:00 May 29th, 2015|News|

Of all of the benefits that additive manufacturing has afforded modern society with, perhaps none of them can amount to the significant impact that additive manufacturing has had on the health and medical industry. Previously, we’ve seen not only how 3D printing can be used to produce low cost and customizable prosthetic devices for both [...]

3D printed bones beginning human trials

2016-10-19T10:07:19+00:00 May 26th, 2015|News|

It was a long time coming, but after so many hopes and promises for the bioprinting revolution to finally happen here is the first true sign that we could be in for a table flipping in how we medically approach new treatments for patients around the world. We heard in March that a Chinese company called Xi’an [...]

New 3D bioprinting technique for engineering joint cartilage

2016-10-19T10:07:19+00:00 May 26th, 2015|News|

It’s no secret that of all of the advancements in additive manufacturing technologies, those that involve 3D bioprinting are among the most exciting to watch. Among other reasons, 3D bioprinting may hold the answer to the future of organ replacements in the case that there may not be a donor available in a life or [...]

3D Systems announces first virtual reality robotic prostatectomy training

2015-05-20T21:42:41+00:00 May 25th, 2015|News|

You might have thought that you could skip this year’s Annual Meeting for the American Urological Association, taking place in New Orleans on May 15 – 19, but if you can’t be there, you should at least know about a new release from 3D Systems that will be showcased there. Specifically, they are introducing the [...]

Michigan Tech is pioneering the 3D bioprinting of nerve tissue

2016-10-19T10:07:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2015|News|

3D bioprinting is already being used in a number of bioprinting applications that are quite stunning to the general public just becoming educated on the subject; and no matter your level in science, biology, technology, and more—what 3D printing can offer will make anyone shake their head in wonder. From everything to 3D printed skin and [...]

Europe starts 3D printing human bones

2016-10-19T10:07:19+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|News|

The idea of 3D printing has taken a while to catch on in the realm of manufacturing, where it has proven to provide for large cost reductions throughout the manufacturing sector. At the desktop level, 3D printing has provided a method for ordinary people to create working prototypes of their ideas, which eventually will lead [...]