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.

3D Printed O2Vent to fix Snoring and Sleep apnoea

Oventus, an Australian-based medical device company will preview O2Vent device this week at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine events in Denver. Oventus devices have a breathing airway at the front of the appliance that delivers air to the back of the mouth bypassing multiple obstructions from the nose, soft palate and tongue, thus targeting patients of Sleep Apnoea and Snoring.

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Meso-Brain initiative receives $3.7 million from EC

The MESO-BRAIN consortium received €3.3 million funding from European Commision under its Future and Emerging Technology (FET) funding program. Meso-Brain is currently planning to support the development of human neural networks that emulate brain activity using human induced pluripotent stem cells differentiated into neurons.

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You can get your own Deus Ex Hand now!

Open Bionics, a prosthesis developing company has just paired with gaming company Eidos Montreal to create royalty free prosthetic hand based on Deus Ex franchise. Although prototype, they have perfect functionality combined with Sci-Fi look and will be available by next year.

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Blood Delivering Drones by Flirtey

 

Drone delivery service Flirtey, in collaboration with Dr. Amukele, plans to test ship-to-shore drone delivery in Cape May, New Jersey, on June 23rd. Their hexacopters will carry 5.5 pounds of cargo, travel at about 30 mph, and will greatly assist in delivering blood samples from disease outbreaks to testing facilities.

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US Students raise a helping hand for Glengormle Girl

Lillie McGregor, four year-old girl from Glengormle was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which has left her unable to use the fingers of her left hand. Thanks to 3D Printing of e-NABLE, she received a brand new prosthetic hand. Craig Kelly, a second year mechanical engineering student helped her get Rapunzel-themed hand.

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In(3D)ustry to see future of 3D Printing

In3dustry 3D Printing

In(3D)ustry:From Needs to Solutions conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain on June 21-23 to see world-famous companies like HP, Hofmann and Ultimaker take part in event. While Vinton Cerf (Father of Internet) will deliver opening keynote, Architects will represent the latest 3D printed projects and surgeons will describe how the technology is being used for medical applications including facial reconstruction and pediatric oncology.

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Basketball shooting with 3D Printed hand

11 year-old Logan was unable to shoot into basketballs with his traditional prosthetic. Combining efforts of AIO Robotics and 3D printing for Everyone(3D4E), Logan received his 3 fingered prosthetic hand which he tested at UCLA campus for perfect shoots.

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Zambia receives 3D Printed Weather Stations

The landlocked country Zambia in South Africa has significant number of farmers who rely on rain for their life. Researchers at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, with funding from USAID, installed five 3D Printed Weather stations at the zones.

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Born without hand but Greater hopes

Frankie Grieco of Wilmington, a 9 year-old kid was born without right hand and always wished to ride bicycle. Her mother, Rachel approached e-NABLE, and 18 third-grade boys in Frankie’s Cub Scout pack helped him build his prosthetic 3d Printed hand.

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3D Printing Scaffolds is a worthy future

Scaffolds offer ways to repair damaged tissues and can allow tissue and cartilages to regrow. With Inkjet 3DP and SLS being the commonly used powder-based tools in biomedical engineering applications, recent advances in mass manufacturing are expected to have an impact on fabricate tissues and biological scaffolds. A study published by the National Institute for Materials Science does highlight the significance of this task.

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Full Circle Labs seeks £200,000 for Retouch3D

Full Circle Labs, an electronic tool developer is currently seeking investment through equity crowdfunding platform, Invesdor, for it's modular platform for handheld heated tool. Aiming at £200,000, Full circle is currently offering 20% in equity and the campaign is set to close on July 29th. The company's success is beyond it's Retouch3D which received huge interest from distributors and resellers.

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ASMR to present Diabetes Developments at SAHMRI

Australian Society of Medical Research will present latest diabetes treatment developments at SAHMRI, Adelaide. The researchers will be presenting replacement for insulin producing cells, and some further set of developments.

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Full Body Double can save your day

 

You can now get a full body replica of yours by paying $59,000 to Groupon in Australia, thanks to Keech 3D in Bendigo. This body double is called 3D MAN, and is exact copy made after 30 minutes full body scan.

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Anvil 3D Printer boosts 101k$ with their campaign

With 3 days still remaining for their Kickstarter campaign, Anvil Electronic Technology has already raised 101k$ with their affordable 3D Printer, Anvil. Currently, Anvil team will be focussing to make their current 3D printer user-friendly printer as much as it can be.

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J&J launches World Without Disease QuickFire challenge

Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Janssen Research and Development have announced to launch a challenge competition worth £343k prize and an entrance to J&J Innovation, JLABS community. World Without Disease QuickFire challenge invites to find disease solutions from across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer sectors, where winner be selected after their solution tops four of the criteria.

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Micro-Sensored Rocks to aid Oil extraction and CO2 Capture

Aware of the fact, that rocks can't talk, Professor Maroto-Valer from European Research Council, plan to design his own 3D Printed rocks which will help them understand how liquids and gases travel through porous rocks in the subsurface. The team will 3D print their own porous rocks with incorporated micro sensors, thus allowing them to maximize oil extraction and storage of captured CO2.

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3k$ 3D Printed Replica of yours is here!

Voodoo manufacturing, a new york based body and design firm is printing full body replica for 3000$ using the 3D printing technology. With the help of MakerBot 3d printers, the company will provide you with 11″ x 6″ x 6″ replica in 88 pieces later to be re-assembled.

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3D Printing for Marines

On June 1-2, Marines from MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, were introduced with 3D Printing to apply problem-solving techniques to create and print 3D designs. Using Invent3D printer, they were assigned to assemble them and learn about military occupational specialties and their capabilities.

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3D Printed Heart gives toddler a hope

After being diagnosed for congenital heart defect, Jemma Starks, received 3 open-heart surgeries. Preparing for the fourth surgery, the surgeons are delighted to use exact copy of Jemma's heart made from 3D printing. The family is happy to know what exactly are they dealing with before preparing for treatment and surgeries.

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Italian Marco for Niazi Afghanistan

Niazai from Afghanistan was using a poorly made prosthesis that was creating some serious infection to his leg. After meeting Marco, an engineer from Trieste, Italy, he received a 3D Printed Prosthetic leg with DeltaWasp 20 40 design, free of charge. Later, he also received a new home from Trieste Refugees Association.

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Canadian TVG Company seeks funds for 3D Printer with Braille

Started by Rebecca and her husband, Emmanuel, Canadian company Tactile Vision Graphics is seeking funds to develop Braille-friendly 3D printer. Rebecca, who is vision impaired, intends to develop this unique printer by themselves specifically for blind people.

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3D Printing to come from MRI

Nano Dimesnion has announced that it has filed patent application too U.S Patent and Trademark Office for the 3D printing of stem cells. The patent discloses it will be using MRI and CT scans to print biological structure of the tissue or organ using 3D bioprinter and bioink materials. The patent came after concept of 3D printing stem cells weeks back.

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Sensing through the 3D Printed Hand

With normal prosthetics, you can have motor functions, but not the sensory touch. Researchers at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies have built a 3D printed prosthetic hand that can help you "feel" while you touch. Fingertip is composed of an electrical sensor coated in a polymer, which translates surface coarseness into current pulses relayed to a nerve in the arm.

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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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