Surgeons Turning to 3D Printing & Pre-Surgical Planning for Jaw Surgeries in Korea

In ‘Comparison of time and cost between conventional surgical planning and virtual surgical planning in orthognathic surgery in Korea,’ authors Si-Yeon Park, Dae-Seok Hwang, Jae-Min Song, and Uk-Kuy Kim explore…

3D Printed PLA and PCL Composite Biodegradable Stents Show Promise

Biodegradable stents have shown great potential in reducing complications in patients, but they require further study, according to the authors of a paper entitled “3D-Printed PCL/PLA Composite Stents: Towards a…

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing in Hospitals

3D printing is beginning to impact hospital processes. Within hospitals, 3D printing is resulting in more successful surgeries, easier and more accurate testing of drugs, as well as better-developed synthetics. …

TU/e Researchers Develop Expandable, Biodegradable 3D Printed Stents for Pediatric Patients

Every year, about 280,000 patients around the world undergo heart valve surgery, and the number of patients requiring heart valve replacement is expected to triple by 2050. Many of those…

World’s First Customized 3D Printed Airway Stents Developed and Implemented in France

Not all 3D printing in the medical field means that someone’s managed to 3D print skin, kidneys, or other organs. Oftentimes, 3D printing technology is used in the creation of…

Northwestern University Uses 3D Printing to Create Customized Vascular Stents

There are numerous examples of how 3D printing technology has proved advantageous to the medical field, from customized assistive devices to surgical preparation with patient-specific 3D printed models. This benefit…

3D Printed Arteries Could Help Cardiologists Better Predict and Treat Heart Disease

A clogged artery is bad news. Plaque in the major blood vessels carrying blood away from the heart can lead to heart attack or stroke – but only certain types…

3D Printed Stent May Soon Give Hope to Esophageal Cancer Patients

Pretty much everyone I know, myself included, has lost someone to cancer, many of them far too young. Finding a cure for cancer is the lofty, ultimate goal for medical researchers, and…

Aortica Corporation Creates 3D-Printed Alternative to Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

We can’t help but marvel at the capacity for just one new technology to change virtually everything about the way we live today, and in such varied ways. 3D printing…


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