Five Children Receive Ear Implants Made From Their Own Cells, Thanks to 3D Printed Molds and Scaffolds

Unilateral microtia is a congenital deformity that impacts the function and shape of the ear, and according to the Stanford Ear Institute, it’s estimated to occur in roughly one out of every…

Open Source Biolab Uses 3D Bioprinting Platform to Fabricate Complex Earlobe Vasculature

3D printing technology has made a big impact in the medical field, in more ways than one, including bioprinting and biofabrication. The Institute for Development of Advanced Applied Systems, or Institute IRNAS,…

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…

FutureHear Project Pushes Forward with LulzBot 3D Printers and Crowdfunding Support

When it comes to determination and resourcefulness, the researchers behind the FutureHear project are a bright and inspiring example of what can be accomplished even in tough circumstances. The project,…

Australian Researchers Lack Support From Government, Turn to Crowdfunding to Fund 3D Printed Ears

When you consider the industrial uses for 3D printing, the potential is staggering, whether you are examining the ways in which the technology is being used in aerospace, automotive, or…

3D Printed Maxillofacial Prosthetics Marry Science and Art

The events leading up to a facial disfigurement are traumatic enough, but add to that the daily experience of being the object of curiosity because of one and it is…

CELLINK 3D Prints Miniature Ears & Unveils First Universal Bioink for Printing Living Tissue

Science-fiction has always been enamored by the idea of humans creating other human beings, or robots that appear to be human themselves. While this probably won’t ever happen, at least…

4-Year-Old Boy Gets a New Prosthetic Ear Thanks to 3D Printing

Being able to cover the daily news within the 3D printing space has enabled me to really appreciate all the good the technology really is responsible for. It has allowed many…

Researchers at VUmc to 3D Print Human Nose & Ear Cartilage for Reconstructive Surgeries

The 3D bioprinting space is developing rapidly, with several companies around the world leading its charge. Although it may be some time before we witness actual 3D printed human organs…

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