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.

Italian Volunteers Create Cheaper Life Saving Treatment For Corona Virus Using 3D Printing

Two volunteers, Cristian Fracassi and Alessandro Romaioli, from Italy, used 3D Printing to create replicas of medical valves used in life-saving treatment of Corona Virus. However, the company with original patent denied them the files for creating them, but they also didn't sue them for creating illegal copies of their device. The Medical valves costing 10,000-11,000 USD, was created for as low as 1 USD and distributed in hospitals in Italy facing severe shortage of them.

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/17/21184308/coronavirus-italy-medical-3d-print-valves-treatments