November 2016

Open is a Means, not a Movement

2016-11-18T10:24:42+00:00 November 19th, 2016|English, News|

More than a buzzword, "open" is our best means for creating new and powerful modes of collaboration. In the humble beginnings of the GNU and Linux projects, open source was a primitive and narrowly defined idea. It applied only to programming, and was a largely legal designation that sought to guarantee that source code remained [...]

January 2016

Making & Donating: la filosofia dietro la stampa di protesi 3D

2016-10-19T10:06:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Two organizations, Smartprinting and FunMove, are working together to spread their technology oriented to all those who need prosthesis in India innovating not only the biomedical field but also the economic model behind. The new article by Orlando Rossi. Sotto gli occhi attenti di un pubblico impressionato di tutto il mondo la stampa 3D sta [...]

La Forza Delle Idee: OBM Initiative vi aspetta ad Atri il 29 Gennaio per il suo nuovo evento!

2016-10-19T10:06:07+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Italian, Italy, OBMinitiative|

Il 29 Gennaio 2016 (dalle 20:00 alle 22:30), presso il Teatro Comunale di Atri (TE), si terrà “La Forza delle Idee”, evento organizzato da Open BioMedical Initiative in collaborazione con il Comune della città. Nuove tecnologie, Internet, biomedica e collaborazione: sono questi gli ingredienti fondamentali che rendono possibile un nuovo modo per aiutare il prossimo, [...]

How can Open Source projects support themselves in Healthcare?

2016-10-19T10:06:09+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|English, News|

High prices and poor usability hasn't driven the health care industry away from megalithic, proprietary applications. What may win the industry over to open source (in addition to the hope of fixing those two problems) is its promises of easy customization, infinite flexibility, extensibility, and seamless data exchange. As we will see, open platforms also [...]

December 2015

Friendly, Open, Innovative: the face of DIY biotechnology

2016-10-19T10:06:12+00:00 December 16th, 2015|English, News|

The mad scientist lurks in his garage, gleefully laughing at the petty concerns of government regulations while he chooses the next gene cluster to modify in his super-virus. A flask of last week’s experiment acts as a doorstop, one kick away from unleashing the apocalypse. Surely everyone knows that the Do-It-Yourself Biology crowd are a [...]

Jemma Redmond’s Ourobotics low-cost 3D bioprinter does 10 materials and more

2016-10-19T10:06:14+00:00 December 12th, 2015|English, News|

Most people in 3D printing are driven by a passion that is hard to describe. In the field of bioprinting this passion and enthusiasm can go even further, possibly because the final reward is actually producing functional, replacement tissues and organs. In other words, creating (or extending) life itself. Research is moving fast in this [...]

Hacking your brain with OpenBCI

2016-10-19T10:06:14+00:00 December 5th, 2015|English, OBMinitiative|

Interview with OpenBCI co-founder, Conor Russomano As if he could read my mind on what I was about to ask, Conor from Open Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) wasted no time and dove right into the success stats of their recent Kickstarter campaign promoting the Ultracortex EEG headset. So, how did Conor, someone who had no prior [...]

October 2015

Bioprinting human body parts: Jemma Redmond and Ouro_botics

2016-10-19T10:06:24+00:00 October 28th, 2015|News|

What is Ouro_botics? Ouro_botics started life around four years ago on a kitchen table in Dublin. Founder Jemma Redmond was working at the time on her masters thesis “An Investigation into Osteoblast Adhesion” and printed copies of finger bones (metacarpals, proximal & distal phalanges) which she then seeded with Osteoblasts and noticed growth was affected [...]

How to hack a normal printer to 3D bioprint coronary arteries

2016-10-19T10:06:25+00:00 October 27th, 2015|News|

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the ability to manufacture custom fit functioning organs for patients in need. While there has been some progress in this direction over the years, it wasn’t until last week that this dream began to feel more like reality. On Friday, Science Advances published research from [...]

Italian Open BioMedical Initiative unveils three low cost 3D printed biomedical prototypes

2016-10-19T10:06:25+00:00 October 24th, 2015|English, News|

No 3D printing innovation is more important or revolutionary than a medical one, and in that respect we are very happy to learn of some new fantastic designs by a young Italian nonprofit organization. Called Open BioMedical Initative, this group of volunteers has spent the last year or so working on and perfecting 3D printable [...]