biocompatible

Funding Granted to French Medical Device Startup to Industrialize 3D Printable Tissue Reconstruction Polymer Platform

Medical device startup Gecko Biomedical, headquartered in Paris, France, is working on an exclusive platform of innovative, synthetic polymer solutions in the area of tissue reconstruction. The company is dedicated to…

Laser-Based 3D Printing Used to Fabricate Tiny Microstructures for Tissue Repair

The researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are already well known for their work in robotics, microscopy, and spectroscopy, but now they’re researching a new and innovative…

Electric Eel Inspires 3D Bioprinting Research That Could Lead to Soft, Biocompatible Power Sources

Electric eels are not evil, as much as Flotsam and Jetsam from The Little Mermaid would have you believe otherwise. The electric eel is the only species in its genus, and…

Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science…

3D Printing Materials: Carbon Introduces Biocompatible SIL 30, ARRK Europe Adds a New Flexible SLS Material

Carbon became known to the world when it unveiled its CLIP 3D printing technology a couple of years ago, quickly grabbing attention with its unprecedented print speeds and advanced, programmable materials….

3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and…

3D Printed Smart Braces with Flexible Batteries and LEDs Can Improve Efficiency of Orthodontic Alignment

Every time I come across a picture of myself from the tender ages of 14 to 16, I cringe a little – not because of my questionable fashion choices, but…

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. …

3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of…

UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each…

3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios…

Duke University Researchers Develop 3D Printable Hydrogel Material for Custom Menisci Implants

Except when they made me in gym class, I didn’t play sports in high school or college (does badminton class count?). But I had friends who were far more athletically…

Formlabs Announces New Dental Resins and Dental 3D Printing Solutions Partnership with 3Shape

While the majority of people may list their top fears as spiders, small spaces, or heights, many are also afraid of going to the dentist. There’s just something about essentially…

Ackuretta Technologies Launches Ackuray A135 DLP 3D Printer and Eight Engineering-Grade 3D Printing Resins

Taiwan-based professional-grade 3D printer and materials manufacturer Ackuretta Technologies has just announced its new Ackuray A135 3D printer, and a line of eight engineering-grade resin materials to go with it. The…

Fixing Broken Bones With Silk: South Korean Researchers Develop and Test Biocompatible Silk 3D Printing Material

When most people think of silk, they usually think of delicate, shimmery material that’s soft to the touch. Silk, however, is anything but delicate. A strand of silk is extremely…

Novel 3D Printed Approach to Creating Biocompatible Electronic Medical Devices

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a method for treating a variety of neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. In DBS treatment, electrical signals are delivered to a very specific…

Graphene and BioElastomer Inks Could Result in 3D Printed Neurons

What if you could 3D print a brain or a working neurosystem? It’s not outside the realm of the possible – at least in a structural sense –  as a…

Researchers Create Tiny 3D Printed Telemetric Sensors Designed For Cardiac Research

Advanced testing of medical treatments often involves experimentation on small laboratory animals like genetically modified mice. The work itself helps researchers develop medication and cures for humans illnesses, and that’s…