3d printed medical devices

Amplifying the Power of the Elderly with 3D Printed Assistive Technologies

Ideally, with age comes wisdom, and with wisdom comes the realization that our bodies are no longer as durable and capable as they were in youth. Given enough time, the…

3D Printed Device Allows Smartphones to Detect Viruses Such as HIV, West Nile & More Within ELISA Plates

When it comes to diagnosing viruses and bacteria such as hepatitis, West Nile, HIV, herpes, measles and mumps, the developed world is quite efficient at doing so. Typically tests can…

Australian Researchers Create 3D Printed Foot Prosthetics for Under $10

Considering that people challenged without limbs have been the recipients of prosthetics since ancient times, it’s safe to say that most consider something to be better than nothing. But as…

Osteo3d Launches Large New Repository of 3D Printed Medical Models, Invites Doctors into World of 3D

Osteo3d has just released a unique online repository of 3D medical models that should prove enormously helpful in not only introducing doctors and other professionals to the world of 3D printed resources, but…

3D Printed Knee Replacement Manufacturer ConforMIS (CFMS) Raises $135M As The Company Goes Public

Medical technology company ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) has developed a knee replacement system that promises to drastically reduce both the length of the average knee replacement surgery as well as…

Exovite Aims to Heal Your Broken Bone Faster with 3D Printing

Breaking a bone is both painful and debilitating, but more than that, it brings with it a long period of healing and recovery – but fear not. A Spanish firm…

Massachusetts Librarian Lends Guatemalan Burn Victim a 3D Printed Helping Hand

Welmer Cordova was horribly burned in a gas explosion in Guatemala. The explosion killed two of Cordova’s sisters, and now at 20 years old, he was preparing to deal with…

Materialise Releases Latest Version of Mimics Innovation Suite Biomedical Software

Biomedical engineers are making astonishing strides in how medical professionals can take on health problems and improve the lives of patients. They use engineering principles and design concepts to close…

ClearCorrect Adds to Fleet of Stratasys 3D Printers, Expanding Production of Their Dental Alignment Product

ClearCorrect LLC manufactures clear dental aligners, and they say using 3D printers to build each and every one of their fittings has helped them realize a 30% increase in the…

San Francisco Maker 3D Prints a Better, Custom-Fitted Splint

It has never been easier to make a better whatever than it is now thanks to 3D printing technology, which is improving seemingly by the minute. Recently, a broken finger…

3D Systems Introduces Simbionix ARTHRO Mentor Training Modules for Hip & Knee Procedures

The term arthroscopy means, quite literally from the Greek translation, to look within the joint. With this being the goal for surgeons throughout the years specializing in the field of…

A Father in New Zealand Creates 3D Printed ‘Smart Splints’ to Help His Son Walk Comfortably

James Wilson, a 14 year old in New Zealand, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It’s a form of epilepsy which left him disabled, and as a result, he needs to wear…

3D Printed Ventilator Manifold Might One Day Save Patients from Lung Damage

During October 1948, a cool snap descended on the small mill town of Donora, Pennsylvania. The people in Donora were dependent on the steel and zinc factories that surrounded their town,…

Researchers Use 3D Printed Models to Save Lives with Delicate Ventricular Surgery

Postinfarction ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is an uncommon — but serious — complication of acute myocardial infarction and it’s often deadly. Doctors say the event happens within 2-8 days…

Baby Garrett Peterson Home for Christmas – A 3D Printed Miracle

Tracheobronchomalacia is a rare condition where the trachea is weak due to soft cartilage in a certain area or throughout the trachea – and sufferers have extreme difficulty breathing due…

OPM to Receive $150K Grant from NIH to Develop 3D Printed Antibiotic Infused Medical Implants

Oxford Performance Materials is one of my favorite cutting edge companies to report on. With their expert use of a highly advanced molecule called poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK), they just keep making…

Stratasys Announces Collaboration with Worrell to Optimize Medical Device Prototyping

Today, Stratasys announced a new collaboration with Worrell. This relationship between a leading 3D printing company and a design and product development firm will provide the right background to speed up work in the…

FDA to Extend Their Learning Program to Teach Agents About 3D Printing

There has been so many innovative new applications for 3D printing within the medical field. We have seen dozens of different types of 3D printed implants, a huge number of…