drvarun sqMedical 3D Printing & Bioprinting

Dr Varun Tyagi is a medical doctor who practices in India and writes about remarkable and historical landmarks throughout the medical world.  Dr Varun believes that 3D printing can help democratize medical care, making medical devices affordable and available to everyone on the planet.

Personalised medicine pills can now be 3D Printed

National University of Singapore has introduced inexpensive and simple pills which can be made from different medicines as a personalisation. These pills can contain multiple medicines and can have different release formulas within one combination.

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3D Printed Placenta can aid in Pre-eclampsia treatment

Pre-eclampsia of pregnancy can be fatal for fetus and mother and the 2D models doesn't help much in treatment regimens. John P. Fisher, Che-Ying Kuo and colleagues developed a 3D printed model of placenta with placenta tissue including trophoblasts, epidermal growth factor and other key elements, that can help in developing treatment plans for pre-eclampsia.

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K2M Group ready to expand after FDA clearance

After clearance from FDA 510(k) for CASCADIA Titanium Systems, K2M group is all set to become the leading company in the world for complex spinal solutions. K2M is excited to have their CASCADIA Cervical Interbody System working top on priorities, which is an innovation designed to relieve suffering for patients with degenerative spinal disorders.

 

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ReGenerCell device to treat Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Avita Medical, regenerative medicine company specialising in the treatment of wounds and skin defects, has disclosed that it will work on using it's ReGenerCell device for Diabetic foot ulcer after it's success for venous leg ulcers. This device uses patient’s own skin cells to wound to trigger healing process, being futher developed at Manchester Royal Infirmary, U.K.

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3D Printed Cheese worth eating: Dutch researchers think so

 3D Printed Cheese

Michaëla van Leeuwen, a farmer in Netherlands, launched her 3D printed Cheese product at a Dutch food conference in April. Criticizing the falling prices of milk in Netherlands, she believes this added product will increase relationship with her customers and also allow creating a niche market.

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Sponge of Baking Soda to reduce Global Warming

Scientists in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), California are testing sponges made with the key ingredient of baking soda as a way of capturing carbon emissions. This project is being funded by UK government as i they believe it will greatly help in reducing Global warming with much lower costs.

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Chinese boy saved by 3D Printed Model

8 month old suffering Craniosynostosis, a rare congenital skull deformity was treated using 3D printing technology to produce exact replica model of his skull. Surgery was conducted on May 21 at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center and saw the power of 3D Printing as a future perspective.

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3-D Printing to be revolutionized by Stem cells

Israeli company, Nano dimension has proposed use of stem cells in 3-D bioprinters which will be groundbreaking to medical world. The whole project is in partnership with stem cell research company Accellta.

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Additive Industries emerges at RAPID 2016

Additive Industries RAPID Conference 2016

Additive Industries, established in 2012, emerged in RAPID 2016 with it's MetalFAB1 3D Printer targeting to revolutionise metal 3d printing. With capability of 10-fold metal production, the company seeks feedback from customers to find if it the hype is a cannonball or a belly flop.

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After Bio-Inks CollPlants uses plant RhCollagen

Leading 3D Printing companies are already using Bio-inks, when Israeli company, CollPlants has different plans. Plant-based RhCollagen is totally new to 3D Printing market, especially after it is backed up by Israel's Ministry of Economy by 1.4 million USD.

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Office of Future 3D printed in Dubai

With Crown Prince of Dubai at opening, World saw it's first 3D Printed office. This 2,600-square-foot, single-story, multi-building campus was designed by Gensler for the United Arab Emirates National Committee as the headquarters for the Dubai Future Foundation.

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3D Printing to simulate Choledochal Cyst Surgery

With the help of 3-D Printing, researchers are now able to simulate laparoscopic surgery of choledochal cyst removal model. Under the supervision of 10 delegates, researchers at King's College Hospital, London, this method saw its first trial. The procedure involved a complex series of digital hepatic anatomy images and standard laparoscopic trainer dimensions.

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e-NABLE announces winners for T.I.M.E. Phython Hand Attachement

e-NABLE announced it's Think. Imagine. Make. Enable (T.I.M.E) challenge on May 30. With wonderful responses, e-NABLE selected three winners after 3 judges reviewed them and look forward to test the winner prototypes. This trend is worth praising in developing and delivering the 3D printing technology to every corner.

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Can 3D Printing tackle Brain Cancer?

 

A newly diagnosed brain cancer has poor prognosis, but Dr. Shu and Dr. Leslie at Heriot-Watt University believe their research can be the landmark of future. Lab growth cancer cells are useless, but 3D printed cancer cells can mimic body environment. This can help this team discover more effective and responsive treatment for brain cancer.

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Greece Doctors served by 3D Life Medical Models

Powered with one of most advanced 3D printers, 3D Life is providing medical models to doctors and students in Greece. These high quality models help doctors save many lives each year with pre-diagnostic expertise.

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Dubai plans for 3D Printing

Dubai had it's future office 3d printed recently, and now it is looking for medical field to be taken care by 3D printing technology. The Dubai Health Authority announced to create prosthetic limbs for patients for less than Dh400(108.9$) and develop printable ceramic teeth in less than 20 minutes around 2025. The Authority believes 3D printing will accelerate patients’ healing process by up to 80 per cent.

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SLA 3D Printer creates Anti-Acne Mask

Stereolithographic (SLA)3D Printers have been used by UCL School of Pharmacy and FabRx Ltd researchers to develop anti-acne masks which can deliver the topical salicylate for acne. Using 3D scanner to print nose, and then creating 3d print, this face mask will load salicylic acid topically, providing patients with quick and affordable treatment for acne.

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3D Printing the Brain Cancer Tumors

Scottish scientists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have successfully 3D printed a brain tumor including the Glioblastoma. They believe it will help them develop treatment plans to help 250,000 cancer sufferers worldwide.

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Artist Amy Karle designing a Prototype Hand of Stem cells

Amy Karle, a media artist, is prototyping a hand after she wished an exoskeleton for herself. Working with bioscientist Chris Venter in Pier 9's Bio/Nano Lab and Autodesk materials scientist John Vericella, she is currently developing the hand using Stem cells and Ember printer.

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Fuel3D awarded £1.2M for Custom Eyewear Scanners

Fuel3D Custom Eyewear Scanning

Fuel3D was awarded £1.2M European Union’s Horizon 2020 for developing 3D scanning system for custom eyewear. This scanning system will allow gathering a customer's facial data in a single scan and using it to generate custom eyewear that is designed specifically for them.

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Ira3D enters the Medical Market with Filament Offerings

Ira3D Special Filaments

Ira3D, Italian 3D Printing company, has just entered the 3D Printing market with it's abundance of Thermoplastic filaments targeted to revolutionize medical field. Irabs Bismuto, Gummify Skin, NYLON 680, Nylon Protesis, Nylon Protesis and IRA PP TALC are the special filaments set to harness the benefits of 3D Printing.

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Prostate 3-D Printed for historical surgery

Surgeons in St. Thomas NHS copied live prostate to practice removal of cancerous gland while sparing the nerves. It is a historical breakthrough as copy of organ was used to practice the original surgery right before.

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3D Printing to be Copyrighted?

Copyright lawyer Mark Avsec, partner with Cleveland-based law firm Benesch, believe 3D printing need legal support for which he is currently working on. Since Ohio is becoming the epicentre for Additive manufacturing, designs need to be legalized and copyrighted for the boom of business sector.

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3D Bioprints to aid in Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers at UPCI and CMU are planning to use 3D printed models for studying breast pre-cancerous disease. This will aid in avoiding over-diagnosis and over-treatment of the tumor by creating 3d bioprinted breast ductal structure.

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Hong Kong Researchers to use 3D Printing for Heart Surgery

Chinese University and the University of Hong Kong have introduced personalised models of complex heart structures using 3D Printing technology. The actual heart structure is first captured via ultrasound imaging, followed by the creation of a silicone model which takes two days. It has been applied on 3 patients, first being a 78 year old woman with several strokes. With this, doctors can now determine proper size of occluder.

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Chinaplas 2016 makes historical breakthroughs

Chinaplas held it's 30th Exhibition featuring 3D Printing at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), China from 25-28th April. Amazed by 13.7% increase in visitors, the event had around 150,000 visitors in 4 days, the largest ever recorded. With 40 ground-breaking techs, it was termed a must-visit show.

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3D Printing will rise in Food and Water Waste Management

With depleting fresh water and growing food wastage, Waste management companies of nations like UK had already started to shift towards 3D Printing for measures. The 3D printing technology is expected to cut this loss by 50% by 2025 with it's innovative recycling measures.

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Medical Gears at RAPID Conference 2016

RAPID CONFERENCE 2016

RAPID Conference was held at Orlando, US from May 17-19,2016. Many world-wide companies attended the conference with zeal and there were many medical gears worth eye catching, including the Titanium hip, Patient Specific device manufacturing and a Custom printed porous skull implant.

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Surgery to see 4D Printed Models

Headed by Dr. Michael Chae, a plastic surgery resident and PhD candidate at the Melbourne, Australia-based Monash University, the research team disclosed how 4D computed tomography (CT) scans of the bones of a patient’s hand could be used to create 4D models. These models, printed by Cube 2 desktop 3D printer, were able to accurately replicate hand movement during thumb abduction, opposition, and key pinch, giving surgeons vital information about a patient’s specific physiology.

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Chinese surgeons use 3D Printed graft for Ankle defect

Patient with Ankle deformity usually undergo surgery taking other bones from the patient to repair the defect part, which is often painful with prolonged recovery. However, Surgeons at Southeast Hospital, China, used 3D Printed implant and fixation plate to replace the defect part.

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3D Printing guides Narrow Cranial Surgery

1 year-old Chen Chen from Yongzhou City, China, was diagnosed with rare skull deformity called Narrow Cranial Disease. Concerned about the intra-cranial pressure complications, Neurosurgeons approached to 3D Printing reconstruction, and Wu Shui Hua’s team was able to go into surgery.

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3D Printed Sensory Hairs are here by MITs

After 3D printed hairs, MITs at cambridge had added further potential to them. These new 3D printed hairs are capable of interacting with environmentand have sensors in them.

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CMU research to introduce Stronger 3D Printed Titatnium

Powder-based 3D printing of titanium often leads to increased porosity of final products and therefore, increased risk of breakage. To investigate this problem, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Argonne National Laboratory inspected Ti-6Al-4V titanium and learned that as the titanium powder heats, gases trapped in the material can create pores. This issue has been established and yet to be fixed.

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German Paralympian to use 3D Printed Leg

German Paralympian 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

German Paralympian cyclist, Denise Schindler will be using 3d Printed leg prosthetic for 2016 Rio Olympics. AutoDesk will be providing her with replacement prosthetic, and she believes it is far better as previous plaster prosthetic was slow to produce and relatively expensive.

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Gamer gets a Cyborg 3D Printed Arm

After meeting a horrible accident with a train, James Young, 22 year-old from london, lost his arm just to get a bionic arm for himself. This 4.5kg Cyborg arm, inspired from character Snake of game Metal Gear Solid, is multi-function with some being as battery power at backpack, mood lightings and laser torch.

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J&J alliances with HP for medical products

Johnson and Johnson recently partnered with an HP subsidiary to develop medical and consumer products using 3D Printing. Although believed to be done under pressure after underperforming in Pharmaceutical, J&J is still looking forward to revive their company fortunes.

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Low Cost Otoscope to help diagnose Hearing loss

Group of at Texas A&M University designed an otoscope using 3-D printer which is far cheaper and willl greatly assist in diagnosing hearing losses around the globe. This otoscope, when plugged with smartphone, takes photos inside the ear. Smartphone usage is what makes the otoscope so cheap.

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Canadian Amputee to receive 3D Printed Robotic Hand

Romeo Tucci 3D Printed Hand

Nunavut amputee, Romeo Tucci, suffered frostbite in early April, and was left with two missing hands. With help from his sister, Christina, he approached World of 3D Printing company and will soon be receiving his 3D Printed hands as the parts have already been printed.

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