3d printed hearts

3D Printing Among Methods Advancing Heart on a Chip Technology

An organ on a chip is a tiny cell culture that mimics the structure and function of human tissue – a micro-organ, if you will, that allows scientists and medical…

BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Heart Tissue Ahead of Schedule

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, refers to a variety of different problems that affect that heart, many of which are connected to…

3D Printed Hearts, Both Real and Imagined, On Display in New Exhibit

If you ask a child to draw a heart, he or she will likely give you a simple drawing of two arches meeting at a point. In fact, that’s what…

Ten 3D Printable Things: Valentine’s Day 2018

This week we’re bringing you 10 great 3D printing projects and gifts for Valentine’s Day, whether you need a last minute gift or something handmade to show your partner how…

BIOLIFE4D Hopes to Raise $50M to Develop 3D Printed Transplantable Hearts

In 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa, a surgeon named Dr. Christiaan Barnard successfully transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old woman who had died in a car accident into the…

Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University 3D Printing Models of Children’s Hearts

The Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, a part of OSF Innovation, has dozens of 3D printed hearts in its heart library, which was begun so that doctors and medical…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the…

BIOLIFE4D Seeks Investment Funding for 3D Printed Hearts

When it comes to 3D bioprinting, progress comes in increments. Most organizations that have been bioprinting human tissue have done so thus far for research and drug testing purposes, with…

Cardiac Experts Make Case for Increased Use of 3D Printed Heart Models

Dr. Matthew Bramlet discovered 3D printing back in 2009, and not long after that the pediatric cardiologist was 3D printing his first heart model. Amazed at the way the patient-specific…

Here are Some Fun and Fabulous Things to Fabricate for February

So it’s February. The shortest month of the year, yet somehow it feels like the longest. It’s been winter long enough that everyone’s really sick of it, and it’s grey outside,…

High-Tech Partnership Reaches New High, 3D Printing Heart Tissue in Zero-G

That’s one small pulse for a heart, one giant beat for heart health. Okay, it’s not exactly beating yet, but the latest in heart health is pretty literally out of…

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Hack & Refine Hardware to 3D Print Soft Tissue and Soon, Heart Muscle

It’s easy to see why 3D printing is so often equated with magic. Who would have ever dreamed we could set up a fairly simple machine, give it some instructions,…

3D Systems Keeps Pace With High-Tech Cardiac Care With Patient-Specific 3D Models

On Monday, 3D Systems (3DS) announced the expansion of its product lines for Cardiology Training and Surgical Planning. The company, which is a major, global provider of 3D digital design…

“Grey’s Anatomy” Prominently Features Medical 3D Printing Technology

Gray’s Anatomy, the textbook of human anatomy originally written by Henry Gray and illustrated by Henry Vandyke Carter, was widely regarded as the seminal work on the subject and it’s…

Illinois Doctor is Building a Library of 3D Printable Hearts

We have seen several major stories in the past year, where doctors have been using 3D printed models of hearts, created from MRI scans. These hearts are typically life-size when printed,…