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3D printed implant may provide relief from spinal-cord injury

<b>A silicone guide seeded with stem cells could be implanted at a spinal cord injury site to help restore some function to paralysed patients</b>3D …

Stem Cells

Researchers Develop First-Of-Its-Kind Amphibious Prosthetic Made With 3D Printer

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>|</b> <b>Twitter</b><p><i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind prosthetic swim leg.<p>“The Fin” is the first …

3D Printing

Engineering 3-D bio-printed scaffolds to regenerate damaged peripheral nervous systems

However, this process is not perfect; there are limited donor sites for nerve repair, and even successful grafts often only restore a portion of the …

Imaging

Inside the effort to print lungs and breathe life into them with stem cells - MIT Technology Review

Last month I had the chance to hold a replica of the upper part of a human airway—the windpipe plus the first two bronchi. It had been made from …

3D Bioprinting

Biotech company: We're one step closer to printing human organs

Biotech 3D printing startup BioLife4D has successfully produced human tissue in the form of a cardiac patch, the company announced on Monday, …

Prellis Biologics aims to 3D print kidney vessels in 12 hours or less

San Francisco biotechnology company Prellis Biologics, has reported record speeds in tissue 3D printing using its holographic technology. According …

3D Printing And Stretchable Skin Gel Could Change How We Heal Wounds

Sticky gels, 3D printed tissues and lab-grown skin could change the way deep cuts and burns are treated.<p>Forget bandages. Researchers have developed a …

Bioprinting in Medicine

3D printing parts in medical suturing device

<p>Medical stitching by hand can be problematic as it relies on the ability, dexterity, training, and alertness of the practitioner. <strong><a …

World’s first 3D-printed cornea made from algae and human stem cells

The human eye is a remarkably sophisticated organ and like the lens to a camera, it’s the cornea that focuses the flood of photons into a perceptible …

3D Printed Artificial Corneas Seeded with Stem Cells to Alleviate Shortage of Donors

At Newcastle University in the UK researchers have managed to print replacement corneas, potentially alleviating the shortage of donor corneas that …

3D printing technique set to revolutionise complex surgery

Three-year-old Dexter Clarke is now a healthy little boy, after receiving a kidney transplant that applied 3D printing technology in a novel way that its developers say could revolutionise surgery and slash health costs.<p>Because Dexter was so small he would normally have had to wait for the …

Handheld 3D Skin Printer Shows Potential To Heal Deep Wounds In Mere Minutes

The 3D printer is just about the same size as a shoebox and weighs less than one kilogram, according to researchers who worked on the device.<p>A team …

Novel drug-filled 3-D printed dentures can reduce fungal growth

New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed new drug-filled 3-D printed dentures that can help combat the frequent fungal infections which …

3D printing offers new tech for replacement knees

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Aging baby boomers are fueling demand for a fast growing surgery: knee replacements. There are between 750,000 to 1 million new …

Emerging Technology

Temple researchers 3D print personalized bandages for improved comfort and faster healing

A group of researchers at Philadelphia's Temple University has made use of 3D printing in order to create improved bandages. Their method draws on …

Bioengineering

Hybrid 3D Printing for Lung Model with Tumors Reduces Surgery Time

3D printed lungs [Image: GE Healthcare]Time and again, we see 3D printing used in the medical field to reduce procedure times, save money, and make …

FDA outlines developments for 3D printing, AI & cybersecurity

<i>The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is working on new industry policies and regulations for medical device cybersecurity,</i> …

Materialise touts FDA first in clearance of 3D printed anatomical model tech

Materialise said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mimics inPrint software designed for 3D printing anatomical models for diagnostic use, …

3D bioprinted cell patches used to repair damaged diaphragms in groundbreaking study

Researchers in Japan have used a 3D bioprinted cellular patch to repair damaged human diaphragms attached to rats, seeing “complete tissue …

Low-cost 3D bioprinter has potential for biomedical breakthroughs

<b>Researchers have developed a low-cost 3D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3D printer, an open-source development that could lead to the</b> …

Carnegie Mellon University

Surgeon Uses 3-D Printed Skulls to Prepare for Delicate Procedures

Plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Black operates in some of medicine’s most challenging situations, including treating children born with deformities and …

3D printing of bacteria into functional complex materials

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3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. …

Medical Research

Expectant parents can print 3D model of their unborn child - and they can even get a gold-plated version

Expectant parents can now get their own 3D printed model of their unborn child - and there are even gold-plated versions available.<p>The process from …

FabRx Examines SLS 3D Printing for Novel Solid Dosage Pills with Accelerated Drug Release Properties

3D printing is allowing researchers to make enormous impacts in the medical field with a spectacular new array of diagnostic devices, implants, …

University College London

This startup wants to create a 3D-printed heart

We've seen 3D printers create toys, sneakers, and even prosthetics. One startup wants to push further by creating a functioning, 3D-printed human heart.<p>Company BioLife4D is working on just that: a printing process that could recreate a beating human heart using a patient's own cells.<p>Steven Morris, …

Scientists Use 3-D Printers to Make Body Parts

Magazine<p>Human cells are the ink.<p>What if you could press a button and a machine would make you a new nose or kidney? Scientists are exploring that futuristic vision by using special 3-D printers to make living body parts.<p>Called bioprinters, these machines use human cells as “ink.” A standard 3-D …

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

The clip-on device magnifies up to 1/200th of a millimeter.<p>Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce …

Microscopy