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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.

BASF Teams with Poietis on 4D Bioprinted Skin Project

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BASF and Poietis, the first company in the world for 3D laser-assisted bioprinting, have signed an agreement on research and development in cosmetics. Based on the combined expertise of both companies in tissue engineering and bioprinting, the agreement aims to apply the bioprinting technology of Poietis to improve BASF’s skin equivalent model Mimeskin™.

3D Printed Prehensile Prosthetic Hand Combines Elegance with Incredible Functionality

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According to the inventor, Fraser Leid, “the Inspiration behind the Printed Prehensile was the idea that it came in a kit — something that a person without the limb would be able to buy and have assembled — which in turn, would greatly lessen the cost of the prosthesis and also allow the user the opportunity to personalise it (Hands building Hands).

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Rare Heart Condition Cured Thanks to 3D Printing by Materialise

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Recently at UCLA, doctors were able to use a 3D printed heart model to go forth with a very complicated surgery on 66-year-old Richard Whitaker. Whitaker had been suffering from congestive heart failure, which resulted in two hospital stays over a period of months, and needed something done in order to save his life.

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Japanese Artist Envisions Anime Inspired Prosthetics

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Taketo Kobayashi, collaborating with designer Yoshinori Sakamaki, is taking 3D printed prosthetic legs to the next level with their XSENSE brand, incorporating influences from anime and abstract expressions of Japanese subculture. 

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Materialise & Fu Wai Hospital Collaborate On Heart Project

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According to Materialise’s Board Chairman, Peter Leys, "Materialise highly anticipates working closely together with Fuwai Hospital, and Chinese regulatory authorities, to enable doctors and patients to benefit from 3D Printed heart models.

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e-NABLE to Bring 3D Printed Prostheses to 6,000 People

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e-NABLE, after recieving a $600K grant from Google, outlined their goals including giving 6,000 new recipients 3D printed prostheses over the next 2 years, and engaging 10,000 new fabricators (such as high-bandwidth automated fabrication via an industrial partners).

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Exovite Heals Broken Bones Faster with 3D Printing

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Exovite is currently “developing a system of immobilization and rehabilitation tools that will create a revolution in the field of orthopedics and musculoskeletal treatments.”  The Rehabilitation System attached to the 3D printed cast uses an electrostimulator, which allows the immobilization to be completed and to start rehabilitation and make those two processes overlap.

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Researchers Complete Trial Run for 3D Printed Medication

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While the technology most likely will be available and tested in hospitals and medical offices first, researchers at University College London (UCL) are currently developing specialized tablets that look like they have the potential for not only great medical use, but commercial as well, offering users the ability to 3D print attractive shapes and flavors for kids.

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3D Printing for Indian Surgeons

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Doctors from Sion Hospital used CT scans and MRI to create 3D Models of hearts of two infants prior to surgeries. Assisted by these 3D Printed models, Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, were able to visualize the surgery and finally successfully delivering it to the two infants.

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3D Printer Used to Make Burn Victim a New Hand

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A 3D printer in a library in Massachusettes was used to print a partial prosthetic hand for a man who was badly burned in a gas explosion 14 years ago in Guatemala, which killed two of his sisters.

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Hunch Back Surgery Time Cut in Half with 3D Printed Models

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Thanks to 3D printed models, spine surgeons in China were able to plan and rehearse a difficult hunchback pin surgery and knew exactly where the pin needed to be placed, so surgical time was cut in half, and a much smaller incision was required and the inherent risk was highly reduced.

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