3D printed diagnostic tools

3D Systems Receives Additonal FDA Clearance for D2P Solution that Makes 3D Printed Anatomic Models

3D Systems has long been involved with using 3D technology to change and save lives in the medical industry. Last summer, the company introduced a new On Demand Anatomical Models service, which allows…

Malaria Diagnostics: Researcher 3D Prints Microscope Accessory for Imaging on Smartphones

In ‘3D-Printed Microscope Accessory: Affordable Technology for Efficient Diagnostics,’ Nicholas Addy-Tayie explores the use of progressive techniques to create better microscopy in malaria diagnostics. Malaria can be deadly, especially for…

3D Printed Device Allows Living Biosensor to be Deployed in the Field

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are subject to strict regulation. In a paper entitled “An Additive Manufacturing Approach that Enables the Field Deployment of Synthetic Biosensors,” a group of researchers…

3D Printing and Global Cooperation to Create New Cost-Effective Field Kit for Disease Diagnosis

According to the World Health Organization, there are up to 1 million new cases of leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread through the bites of sandflies, each year. The disease is curable…

3D Printed Devices House Tools to Detect Cancer and Gastrointestinal Issues

Cancer often requires surgical intervention to remove the affected tissue, and it’s not always easy. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what is healthy tissue and what is cancerous during an…

Young Scientist Uses 3D Printing to Help Diagnose Concussions

A concussion can be a dangerous thing if left untreated. Without the proper rest and recovery time needed to rehabilitate a concussion, effects can last for years, ranging from fatigue…

Medical 3D Printing Breakthroughs in 2017

Every year, great strides are made in medical 3D printing. Stories that used to be headline news around the world are now becoming more commonplace as personalized healthcare is here…

Researchers Use Inkjet 3D Printing to Create Fast, Accurate, Inexpensive Diagnostic Tool

From whirligigs and models to printers and smart bathrooms, 3D printing technology has definitely made an impact on diagnostics. Healthcare workers use diagnostic tools to detect and determine the severity…

Teenager Uses AI, a 3D Printed Lens, and a Smartphone to Develop Portable System to Diagnose a Common Eye Disease

Less than ideal eyesight runs in my family, and I’ve worn glasses since kindergarten, so due to annual visits with my ophthalmologist, I am no stranger to hearing about diseases…

3D Printed Microfluidic Devices Could Increase the Number of Viable Organs for Transplant

While great strides have been made in 3D bioprinting, including the production of living tissue for drug testing and disease research, the ultimate goal is still elusive: to 3D print…

3D Printed MRI-Compatible Biopsy Robot Works to Diagnose Breast Cancer

I first truly became aware of 3D technology sometime in 2010 or 2011, when I went to the mall with my co-worker during our lunch break to grab a chili…

3D Printed Device Allows At-Home Male Infertility Testing with Smartphone

Infertility affects as much as 15% of the general population. When a couple has spent a significant amount of time trying to conceive, the disappointment of another month without a positive…

A Smartphone with a 3D Printed Attachment Could Help Fight the Rise of Superbugs

One of the most frightening threats to public health is one that has been growing for a long time: antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance. The evolving resistance of dangerous bacteria to…

UCLA & Swedish Researchers Create 3D Printed Microscope Attachment to Aid in Field Diagnostics for Cancer

Once again, 3D printing is allowing for impacts in the medical field that most of us could not have begun to comprehend just several years ago. While we report on…

Stanford University’s Paper or 3D Printed Whirligigs Can Diagnose Malaria for Under a Dollar

One of the simplest and oldest toys known to man is the whirligig. You may have played with one yourself without knowing its name, if you’ve ever threaded a button…

Al Biosciences Researchers Modify Printrbot 3D Printers for Detecting Diseases Quickly, Affordably, Easily

While suddenly it may seem that you run into 3D printers everywhere, from shopping at Sam’s Club to stumbling onto a fully decked out 3D printing lab at your neighborhood…