3d printed medical devices

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

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 operation. Currently, detecting cancer during surgery involves a method called frozen section analysis, which requires that a tissue sample be removed from a patient and […]

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 operation. Currently, detecting cancer during surgery involves a...
China Food and Drug Administration Issues New Draft Guidance for 3D Printed Medical Devices

China Food and Drug Administration Issues New Draft Guidance for 3D Printed Medical Devices

Regulations make the world go ’round…especially when it comes to 3D printed medical devices. The US FDA released draft guidance in May 2016, seeking feedback and continuing to explore the technology. In December 2017, the FDA issued its guidance on medical 3D printed devices, a move with implications on business operations and one pointing to […]

Regulations make the world go ’round…especially when it comes to 3D printed medical devices. The US FDA released draft guidance in May 2016, seeking feedback and continuing to explore the technology. In December 2017, the FDA issued its guidance on medical...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory that’s got a lot more space than its current facility. Sculpteo is partnering with […]

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory...
Rize One is the 3D Printing Workhorse at CONMED 3D Model Shops

Rize One is the 3D Printing Workhorse at CONMED 3D Model Shops

Boston-headquartered Rize is home to the Rize One, a hybrid 3D printer using both fused filament fabrication (FFF) and piezo jetting. With this new hardware, users can create a wide range of custom parts made with high isotropic strength via Rize’s patented augmented polymer deposition (APD) technology. Rize has been sharing real-world case studies highlighting […]

Boston-headquartered Rize is home to the Rize One, a hybrid 3D printer using both fused filament fabrication (FFF) and piezo jetting. With this new hardware, users can create a wide range of custom parts made with high isotropic strength via Rize’s patented...
New York Genome Center Researchers Create Low-Cost Open Source 3D Printed Device for Single-Cell Analysis

New York Genome Center Researchers Create Low-Cost Open Source 3D Printed Device for Single-Cell Analysis

So many of the benefits of 3D printing—and often all of them—allow for innovative strides to be made in a variety of industries today. Some of the most undeniable and significant impacts are being made in the medical field though, as researchers and manufacturers become more interested in manipulating the 3D realm to bioprint, create […]

So many of the benefits of 3D printing—and often all of them—allow for innovative strides to be made in a variety of industries today. Some of the most undeniable and significant impacts are being made in the medical field though, as researchers and manufacturers...
Switzerland: FEMTOprint Has an Eye on 3D Printing for MedTech Applications

Switzerland: FEMTOprint Has an Eye on 3D Printing for MedTech Applications

FEMTOprint, headquartered in Muzzano, Switzerland, has recently partnered with Galatea Lab, Instant Lab (EPFL, Switzerland), and the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital (Lausanne, Switzerland) to explore how 3D printing can further the med-tech industry. In creating a consortium for developing new innovations together, this team of researchers has created a glass-based compliant puncture tool for retinal vein […]

FEMTOprint, headquartered in Muzzano, Switzerland, has recently partnered with Galatea Lab, Instant Lab (EPFL, Switzerland), and the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital (Lausanne, Switzerland) to explore how 3D printing can further the med-tech industry. In creating a...
Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit Focused on the Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit Focused on the Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

I had the privilege of attending a two-day Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry conference on January 22nd and 23rd in Washington, D.C. at the Army and Navy Club. The Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit was sponsored by SmarTech Markets Publishing and 3DPrint.com. Day 1 3D Printing Medical Devices      Day one was entitled 3D […]

I had the privilege of attending a two-day Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry conference on January 22nd and 23rd in Washington, D.C. at the Army and Navy Club. The Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit was sponsored by SmarTech Markets Publishing and...
Comprehensive KCE Report Offers Framework and Overview of 3D Printed High-Risk Medical Devices

Comprehensive KCE Report Offers Framework and Overview of 3D Printed High-Risk Medical Devices

According to a new report, published under a Creative Commons license by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE), the combined medical and dental sectors make up the third largest 3D printing market, right after the industrial and aerospace sectors, accounting for roughly 13.1% of all 3D printing usage. 3D printing has definitely made a […]

According to a new report, published under a Creative Commons license by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE), the combined medical and dental sectors make up the third largest 3D printing market, right after the industrial and aerospace sectors, accounting...
FDA Guidance for 3D Printing of Medical Devices and Eligible R&D Tax Credits

FDA Guidance for 3D Printing of Medical Devices and Eligible R&D Tax Credits

The exponential growth of 3D printing technology and its application across various industries has been tremendous. In the medical field specifically, 3D printing has contributed to both clinical and innovative advancements. Additive manufacturing technologies have been applied to medical equipment, prosthetics, dental products, bioprinting, and pharmaceuticals. However, before these technological advancements can be utilized for […]

The exponential growth of 3D printing technology and its application across various industries has been tremendous. In the medical field specifically, 3D printing has contributed to both clinical and innovative advancements. Additive manufacturing technologies have...
3D Printing and Medical Equipment

3D Printing and Medical Equipment

The healthcare industry is transforming with new and improved 3D printing technology. From simply printed parts of a medical device to complex 3D printed living tissue, the technology is allowing the healthcare industry to grow exponentially. With medical equipment being one of the most expensive aspects of healthcare, 3D printing can help reduce these costs […]

The healthcare industry is transforming with new and improved 3D printing technology. From simply printed parts of a medical device to complex 3D printed living tissue, the technology is allowing the healthcare industry to grow exponentially. With medical equipment...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager, EOS North America

3D Printing Spotlight On: Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager, EOS North America

3D printing and healthcare are coming together in unprecedented ways as advanced manufacturing technologies allow for patient-specific medical treatment to the benefit of patient, medical provider — and of course the businesses providing the technology. Germany-based EOS is well known as a provider of high-quality 3D printing solutions including industrial machines set to take on […]

3D printing and healthcare are coming together in unprecedented ways as advanced manufacturing technologies allow for patient-specific medical treatment to the benefit of patient, medical provider — and of course the businesses providing the technology....
A Kosher High with a 3D Printed Medical Marijuana Inhaler

A Kosher High with a 3D Printed Medical Marijuana Inhaler

Israeli drug delivery company Syqe Medical has made a 3D printed medical marijuana inhaler. This intersection of all the buzz lacks only in a nanomaterial and big data, or it would be the sole thing spoken about on Earth today. The company’s inhaler can control the doses and is a metered dose cannabis and plant […]

Israeli drug delivery company Syqe Medical has made a 3D printed medical marijuana inhaler. This intersection of all the buzz lacks only in a nanomaterial and big data, or it would be the sole thing spoken about on Earth today. The company’s inhaler can control the...
3D Printing Medical Devices and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing Medical Devices and R&D Tax Credits

3D printers are now being used to develop the next generation of life-changing medical devices. Due to technological innovation in this field, it’s now possible to print medical devices that feature complex geometries, which allows devices to be customized to meet an individual’s needs. The unique capabilities of 3D printing also support the integration of […]

3D printers are now being used to develop the next generation of life-changing medical devices. Due to technological innovation in this field, it’s now possible to print medical devices that feature complex geometries, which allows devices to be customized to meet an...
3D Printing Fills in the Gaps in Gaza's Medical Supplies

3D Printing Fills in the Gaps in Gaza's Medical Supplies

In al-Shifa, the largest hospital in Gaza, there are only two stethoscopes in each department. Most doctors diagnose patients by putting an ear to a chest and listening the old-fashioned way. “That would be the best-case scenario,” said Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Canadian doctor working in Gaza. “If someone’s full of blood, most doctors aren’t […]

In al-Shifa, the largest hospital in Gaza, there are only two stethoscopes in each department. Most doctors diagnose patients by putting an ear to a chest and listening the old-fashioned way. “That would be the best-case scenario,” said Dr. Tarek Loubani,...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical manufacturer has acquired an extensive patent portfolio for 3D printed expandable spinal fusion cages. An Australian cyclist […]

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical...
Bluefrog Design Uses 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Help Patient with Skin Condition

Bluefrog Design Uses 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Help Patient with Skin Condition

Parasthesia is an uncomfortable condition in which a person suffers from an inexplicable burning, tingling or prickling sensation on his or her skin. It can be caused by a number of different factors, and its treatability depends on the root cause. Since parasthesia is a symptom rather than a disease in itself, treatment usually consists […]

Parasthesia is an uncomfortable condition in which a person suffers from an inexplicable burning, tingling or prickling sensation on his or her skin. It can be caused by a number of different factors, and its treatability depends on the root cause. Since parasthesia...
New Jersey Man Receives 3D Printed PEEK Skull Implant

New Jersey Man Receives 3D Printed PEEK Skull Implant

3D printing is in the news so often today that it is not uncommon now for it to come up in conversation with just about anyone. And while the naysaying has abated quite a bit due to the sheer amount of evidence regarding its usefulness, it would be interesting to be a fly on the […]

3D printing is in the news so often today that it is not uncommon now for it to come up in conversation with just about anyone. And while the naysaying has abated quite a bit due to the sheer amount of evidence regarding its usefulness, it would be interesting to be a...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed devices that have received FDA clearance. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has partnered with PTT Global Chemical for the development of advanced 3D printing materials for […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed devices that have received FDA clearance. Nanyang Technological University,...
Medical 3D Printing Solutions: 3D Systems Introduces Certified Partner Program, rms Company to Use 3DS Direct Metal Printing Technology

Medical 3D Printing Solutions: 3D Systems Introduces Certified Partner Program, rms Company to Use 3DS Direct Metal Printing Technology

Today, 3D Systems made an announcement that’s music to medical companies’ ears: in order to accelerate its precision healthcare offering for manufacturing medical devices, its new certified partner program for medical device additive manufacturing companies has officially launched. The company’s healthcare capabilities run the gamut from simulation, 3D printed surgical devices, instruments, and patient-specific models to bioprinting and Virtual Surgical […]

Today, 3D Systems made an announcement that’s music to medical companies’ ears: in order to accelerate its precision healthcare offering for manufacturing medical devices, its new certified partner program for medical device additive manufacturing...
University of Florida Develops Silicone 3D Printing Process for Better Medical Implants

University of Florida Develops Silicone 3D Printing Process for Better Medical Implants

A major advance in the medical industry has been the 3D printing of silicone, a fairly recent development. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted last year, though a few companies had been using the technology before that to create 3D printed implants. 3D printed silicone has recently begun to expand beyond prostheses and breast […]

A major advance in the medical industry has been the 3D printing of silicone, a fairly recent development. The first industrial silicone 3D printer was debuted last year, though a few companies had been using the technology before that to create 3D printed...
3D Printed Smart Bandage Will Keep Patients and Doctors Apprised of the Healing Process

3D Printed Smart Bandage Will Keep Patients and Doctors Apprised of the Healing Process

While the only bone I’ve ever broken was one of my my pinky toes, and I’ve never suffered some other serious injury (knock on wood!), I have certainly had to use bandages on many occasions. I fell down and skidded on the driveway when I was five and had to bandage up my severely scraped knees, and tripped over […]

While the only bone I’ve ever broken was one of my my pinky toes, and I’ve never suffered some other serious injury (knock on wood!), I have certainly had to use bandages on many occasions. I fell down and skidded on the driveway when I was five and had to...
Additive Manufacturing Education for Space and Prosthetics: City Tech Receives $1.3M in STEM Research Grants

Additive Manufacturing Education for Space and Prosthetics: City Tech Receives $1.3M in STEM Research Grants

Students in New York City attending City Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology will be able to graduate as double threats as manufacturing skills are woven heavily into their engineering studies. Further ensuring this are STEM research grants totaling more than $1.3 million recently handed to the department, known to be one […]

Students in New York City attending City Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology will be able to graduate as double threats as manufacturing skills are woven heavily into their engineering studies. Further ensuring this are STEM...
Spanish Surgeons Use Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

Spanish Surgeons Use Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

Surgeons tend to be on the cutting edge all around, pun intended. With lives held in their very hands as they perform procedures from the most routine to those that have never been attempted, doctors are usually given every tool possible to see that they are successful. And in the past few years, 3D printing […]

Surgeons tend to be on the cutting edge all around, pun intended. With lives held in their very hands as they perform procedures from the most routine to those that have never been attempted, doctors are usually given every tool possible to see that they are...
Oventus Medical Opens Additive Manufacturing Facility at CSIRO Site

Oventus Medical Opens Additive Manufacturing Facility at CSIRO Site

Several years ago, I worked at a medical clinic that specialized in treating sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea. Nothing about the process of diagnosis and treatment was fun for the patients – some of them had to return for multiple sleep studies, only to have immense difficulty adjusting to the often uncomfortable CPAP masks and […]

Several years ago, I worked at a medical clinic that specialized in treating sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea. Nothing about the process of diagnosis and treatment was fun for the patients – some of them had to return for multiple sleep studies, only to...
Brazilian Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Facial Prosthetic Created Using Smartphone App

Brazilian Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Facial Prosthetic Created Using Smartphone App

The grief and sorrow that cancer causes around the world on a daily basis is one that most everyone understands, as nearly all of us have been touched by the dreadful disease. While it can affect the human body with so many different forms of pain and suffering, the goal of each patient is usually […]

The grief and sorrow that cancer causes around the world on a daily basis is one that most everyone understands, as nearly all of us have been touched by the dreadful disease. While it can affect the human body with so many different forms of pain and suffering, the...
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