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Artec 3D Scanning Results in Perfect Ear Implants for Microtia Patients

About one in every 8,000 children is born with microtia, a birth defect that causes a missing, or malformed, ear. For many years, surgeons have used auricular reconstruction to fix…

3D Alek: The Bioprinter That Replicates Human Ears for Patients with Microtia

There is no doubt that 3D printing offers more and more promise to the medical industry, and that has helped to save and improve lives in many ways. A team…

3D Printing Helps to Make New Ears for Young Microtia Patients

We’ve seen cancer patients and car crash victims receive 3D printed ears after losing an existing ear, but what about children who were born with an ear that hadn’t completely…

3Dynamic Systems Develops New Technology for Treatment of Microtia

We’ve seen numerous wonders emerging from Swansea University, a learning institution known for its research—much of which has revolved around bioprinting. The Wales campus is also home to 3Dynamic Systems,…

In Vivo Bioprinting Made Possible with Digital Near-infrared Photopolymerization

Researchers from Belgium, China, and the US have come together to study 3D bioprinting, working to expand noninvasive, in vivo applications further. Releasing the findings of their study in the…

An Inside Look into the ACES Lab (Part II: TRICEP)

After peeking into some of the research labs at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), located at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) in Australia’s University of…

The Year in Review: Bioprinting in 2019

This year, the bioprinting community has discovered ways to speed up precision in 3D bioprinting. Even though experts have warned us that 3D printed organs might not be available for…

Interview with Gordon Wallace on Bioprinting Solutions to Medical Challenges

In a race to combat very specific medical challenges, Gordon Wallace has developed groundbreaking and bespoke advances in bioprinting, both in specialized 3D printing devices and customized bioinks. Along with…

South African Surgeons Perform a Successful Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Printing Technology

A groundbreaking surgery was performed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa to a patient who had lost his hearing due to a car accident. Mashudu Tshifularo and his medical team became the first in the world to cure a 35-year-old patient’s deafness by replacing the damaged bones with similarly-shaped titanium pieces produced on a 3D printer.

Colombian Researchers Study Potential for SIS-Based Photocrosslinking in Bioinks

Colombian researchers performed a recent study, outlined in ‘Formulation and Characterization of a SIS-Based Photocrosslinkable Bioink,’ explaining the possible value in crosslinking to create better materials for 3D printing cells….

UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D…

New Study Discusses Unmet Clinical Needs Being Addressed by 3D Printing

3D printing continues to make a huge impact on the medical field – the evidence more than speaks for itself. But this important work is not done yet. A team…

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Calcium Silicate Bone Scaffold

We often hear about 3D printed scaffolds, which provide structure to printed cells while they grow and develop, being used in the medical field, as they can help with tissue regrowth, have an effect…

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D printed…

Researchers at New R&D Center Will Use 3D Printing to Manufacture Early Prevention Implants

3D printed implants have been used in all kinds of surgeries, from dental, facial, and spinal to the chest, ears, and hips. But the thing about implants, whether they’re 3D…

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