biomaterials

Bioprinting 101: Part 6 – Pluronics

Bioprinting 101: Part 6 – Pluronics

Pluronic F127 Gel We are going to discuss pluronics today. We have covered a couple different materials within our bioprinting series. We will today discuss in this article the different material properties of a pluronic, what the typical usage for a pluronic is outside of bioprinting, and why we use pluronics within the bioprinting industry. […]

Pluronic F127 Gel We are going to discuss pluronics today. We have covered a couple different materials within our bioprinting series. We will today discuss in this article the different material properties of a pluronic, what the typical usage for a pluronic is...
Bioprinting 101: Part 3 Industrial Printers

Bioprinting 101: Part 3 Industrial Printers

Today we will look into bioprinters that are well known. One must understand biochemistry, and other important aspects within biology to fully do well with bioprinting. The development of bioprinting technology will take patience and time. The climb will be steep but in the future, and it may very well have huge impacts on the […]

Today we will look into bioprinters that are well known. One must understand biochemistry, and other important aspects within biology to fully do well with bioprinting. The development of bioprinting technology will take patience and time. The climb will be steep but...
Harvard Fellowship Brings Professor and Student Together to Work on 3D Printed Artificial Bone Implants

Harvard Fellowship Brings Professor and Student Together to Work on 3D Printed Artificial Bone Implants

Growing up in Jordan, University of Sydney biomedical engineering professor Hala Zreiqat, a 2016-2017 Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, originally wanted to be an interior designer, but due to the impracticality of studying the subject in the UK, she graduated with a degree in biology because, as she told the Radcliffe Magazine last […]

Growing up in Jordan, University of Sydney biomedical engineering professor Hala Zreiqat, a 2016-2017 Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, originally wanted to be an interior designer, but due to the impracticality of...
Custom 3D Printed CT-Bone Graft Implants Coming to Japan and Europe

Custom 3D Printed CT-Bone Graft Implants Coming to Japan and Europe

We first heard of innovative CT-Bone technology three years ago, when Dutch company Xilloc reached an agreement with Tokyo-based Next21 K.K., the creator of CT-Bone, to bring 3D printable bone into hospitals in Europe. Back in 2001, Next 21 K.K. collaborated with the University of Tokyo and RIKEN on developmental research into the technology, which uses 3D […]

We first heard of innovative CT-Bone technology three years ago, when Dutch company Xilloc reached an agreement with Tokyo-based Next21 K.K., the creator of CT-Bone, to bring 3D printable bone into hospitals in Europe. Back in 2001, Next 21 K.K. collaborated with the...
New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the University of Santiago de Compostela, UC San Diego, and Sharif University of Technology is introducing something new to 3D bioprinting – […]

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the University...
Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

Researchers Create Portable Bioprinter for Deep Skin Wound Repair

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University of Toronto have created a 3D printer that’s not only handheld, but it also prints skin tissue. The portable 3D bioprinter, a bit reminiscent of the […]

While portable 3D printers do exist, the majority of them are not handheld, and generally use readily available materials, like PLA. But an innovative team of researchers from the University of Toronto have created a 3D printer that’s not only handheld, but it...
RAPID + TCT 2018: 3D Printing Materials News from Roboze and EnvisionTEC

RAPID + TCT 2018: 3D Printing Materials News from Roboze and EnvisionTEC

The RAPID + TCT event is getting started today in Fort Worth, Texas, and 3DPrint.com is continuing to bring you the latest news from the showroom floor. We’ve been sharing announcements with you left and right ahead of the show, and now we’re bringing you two more. Global chemical company SABIC, headquartered in Saudi Arabia, introduced several new […]

The RAPID + TCT event is getting started today in Fort Worth, Texas, and 3DPrint.com is continuing to bring you the latest news from the showroom floor. We’ve been sharing announcements with you left and right ahead of the show, and now we’re bringing you...
DSM Helping Dutch Sports Initiative 3D Print Custom Sports Mouthguards On the Spot

DSM Helping Dutch Sports Initiative 3D Print Custom Sports Mouthguards On the Spot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 600,000 visits to the emergency room each year in the US are due to sports-related dental injuries, which just makes me cringe…the only potential I ever had for a (semi)sports-related dental injury was if I marched into someone on the field during band and accidentally […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 600,000 visits to the emergency room each year in the US are due to sports-related dental injuries, which just makes me cringe…the only potential I ever had for a (semi)sports-related dental...
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...
Australian Researchers Bling It On with Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Titanium Implants

Australian Researchers Bling It On with Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Titanium Implants

As the song says, diamonds are forever – and not just in terms of jewelry. New research coming out of Australia this week illustrates that the stone has been successfully used as a coating for SLM 3D printed titanium implants. Coatings can be used to protect 3D prints, and we’ve seen materials like wax and carbon […]

As the song says, diamonds are forever – and not just in terms of jewelry. New research coming out of Australia this week illustrates that the stone has been successfully used as a coating for SLM 3D printed titanium implants. Coatings can be used to protect 3D...
GE Reports Looks to The Future While Celebrating 10th Anniversary of First 3D Printed Hip Implant

GE Reports Looks to The Future While Celebrating 10th Anniversary of First 3D Printed Hip Implant

There’s plenty of data in the medical community that has been collected over the years about what kinds of treatments and implants work, and what doesn’t. But remember, while it may seem by now that 3D printing technology has been used in the medical field for a long time, it’s only really been around at […]

There’s plenty of data in the medical community that has been collected over the years about what kinds of treatments and implants work, and what doesn’t. But remember, while it may seem by now that 3D printing technology has been used in the medical field...
Researchers Develop Microfluidic Technique for 3D Printing Living Cells for Tissue Engineering

Researchers Develop Microfluidic Technique for 3D Printing Living Cells for Tissue Engineering

There are multiple different applications for 3D bioprinting, and many researchers are hard at work to achieve the successful 3D printing of living cells. Now, scientists at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands have developed a new technique that allows for the 3D printing of structures with living cells. The technique, which the scientists call […]

There are multiple different applications for 3D bioprinting, and many researchers are hard at work to achieve the successful 3D printing of living cells. Now, scientists at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands have developed a new technique that allows...
Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials – which promote bone growth and can help increase the lifespan of 3D printed hip implants. According to the university, the number of […]

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials –...
Wyss Institute Researchers Continue to Advance Organ Engineering Through 3D Bioprinting

Wyss Institute Researchers Continue to Advance Organ Engineering Through 3D Bioprinting

An organ transplant is a pretty miraculous procedure on its own, and its development and continuing improvement has enormously benefited its recipients. More than 30,000 people receive transplants each year in the United States alone, but unfortunately, according to the National Kidney Foundation, a further 120,000 are in dire straits as they await a life […]

An organ transplant is a pretty miraculous procedure on its own, and its development and continuing improvement has enormously benefited its recipients. More than 30,000 people receive transplants each year in the United States alone, but unfortunately, according to...
MIT Students to Investigate Medical 3D Printing Applications of New Citrus-Based Biomaterial

MIT Students to Investigate Medical 3D Printing Applications of New Citrus-Based Biomaterial

New materials for 3D printing are being developed on a regular basis, and a subset of materials developers are focusing specifically on biomaterials. Biomaterials are exactly what they sound like – 3D printing or other manufacturing materials that are made out of a biological base. Biomaterials have lots of advantages – they’re typically good for […]

New materials for 3D printing are being developed on a regular basis, and a subset of materials developers are focusing specifically on biomaterials. Biomaterials are exactly what they sound like – 3D printing or other manufacturing materials that are made out...
Researchers Combine Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocellulose to 3D Print Conductive Microfibers

Researchers Combine Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocellulose to 3D Print Conductive Microfibers

3D printing technology can only go as far as the different materials that are able to be printed…but from metal and plastic to sand and even food, I don’t think we have to worry about running out of possible 3D printing materials. Nanofibrillated cellulose (nanocellulose or NFC), a novel biomaterial with multiple industrial and scientific […]

3D printing technology can only go as far as the different materials that are able to be printed…but from metal and plastic to sand and even food, I don’t think we have to worry about running out of possible 3D printing materials. Nanofibrillated cellulose...
VTT Studying Nanocellulose and 3D Printing for Wound Care and Decoration

VTT Studying Nanocellulose and 3D Printing for Wound Care and Decoration

For the past two years, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a top research and technology company in the Nordic countries, has been developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based compounds for 3D printing applications to replace fossil derived raw materials. Now, the company is studying cellulose nanofibrils (nanocellulose or CNFs), which can improve bio-based 3D […]

For the past two years, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a top research and technology company in the Nordic countries, has been developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based compounds for 3D printing applications to replace fossil derived raw...
Bioprinting Organs: Researchers Create Less Expensive Bioink Based in 3D Printed Gelatin Hydrogels

Bioprinting Organs: Researchers Create Less Expensive Bioink Based in 3D Printed Gelatin Hydrogels

3D printed hydrogels have had many different applications in the medical field, from delivering precise doses of medicine and making custom meniscus implants to engineering tissue so that in the future, we can create artificial, transplantable organs. Two years ago, a team of researchers with the Queensland University of Technology were working to develop stiffer […]

3D printed hydrogels have had many different applications in the medical field, from delivering precise doses of medicine and making custom meniscus implants to engineering tissue so that in the future, we can create artificial, transplantable organs. Two years ago, a...
3D Printed Biomaterial Sleeves May Reduce the Risk of Body Piercing Infections

3D Printed Biomaterial Sleeves May Reduce the Risk of Body Piercing Infections

I got my first ear cartilage piercing when I was a freshman in high school, and had already removed it before I began my sophomore year – it had gotten infected, and after spending weeks using the alcohol cleaning solution the store had given me to no avail, my mother and I talked about it, […]

I got my first ear cartilage piercing when I was a freshman in high school, and had already removed it before I began my sophomore year – it had gotten infected, and after spending weeks using the alcohol cleaning solution the store had given me to no avail, my...
Degrade On Demand: Brown University Researchers Create Dynamic 3D Printing Biomaterials

Degrade On Demand: Brown University Researchers Create Dynamic 3D Printing Biomaterials

We’ve seen 3D printable biomaterials before, but never any like the ones engineers at Rhode Island-based Brown University have been working on. They have developed a technique to make 3D printed biomaterials that are able to quickly degrade on demand. The research team made the degradable structures, which could have applications in making dynamically changing […]

We’ve seen 3D printable biomaterials before, but never any like the ones engineers at Rhode Island-based Brown University have been working on. They have developed a technique to make 3D printed biomaterials that are able to quickly degrade on demand. The...
Collaboration Key to 3D Bioprinting Stem Cell Research Success at BioFab3D@ACMD in Australia

Collaboration Key to 3D Bioprinting Stem Cell Research Success at BioFab3D@ACMD in Australia

Medical researchers and scientists have created all kinds of medical marvels, from brain tissue and cartilage to a heart and a pancreas, by 3D printing stem cells. In Australia, Swinburne University of Technology PhD candidate Lilith Caballero Aguilar is currently collaborating on a project with surgeons and researchers at BioFab3D@ACMD, the country’s first bioengineering facility based […]

Medical researchers and scientists have created all kinds of medical marvels, from brain tissue and cartilage to a heart and a pancreas, by 3D printing stem cells. In Australia, Swinburne University of Technology PhD candidate Lilith Caballero Aguilar is currently...
RESHAPE 17: Programmable Skins Competition Kicks Off With Partners IN(3D)USTRY and Noumena Studio

RESHAPE 17: Programmable Skins Competition Kicks Off With Partners IN(3D)USTRY and Noumena Studio

Online digital platform RESHAPE promotes the design, research, and production of digital ideas, and represents a large international community of makers, designers, and customers who are inspired by innovation and want to explore the implications and applications of technology in today’s society. In 2014, RESHAPE held a Digital Craft Competition, and then a Wearable Technology […]

Online digital platform RESHAPE promotes the design, research, and production of digital ideas, and represents a large international community of makers, designers, and customers who are inspired by innovation and want to explore the implications and applications of...
Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine at RAPID + TCT

Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine at RAPID + TCT

In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not so new. Twenty years ago, anatomical models were used for planning complicated surgeries. In 2000, hearing aid cases were 3D printed, and within a few […]

In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not so new. Twenty years ago, anatomical models were used for planning complicated surgeries. In 2000,...
How 3D Printing Can Help Businesses Go Green

How 3D Printing Can Help Businesses Go Green

3D printing has a lot of potential impacts and uses in business. Prototyping to producing intermediates and making end use 3D printed parts are just some of the application areas where 3D printing is seeing large-scale implementations at the moment. One of the touted benefits of 3D printing is its ability to let companies produce […]

3D printing has a lot of potential impacts and uses in business. Prototyping to producing intermediates and making end use 3D printed parts are just some of the application areas where 3D printing is seeing large-scale implementations at the moment. One of the touted...
Researchers Turn Apple Waste into Biomaterials to Make 3D Matrices for Tissue Regeneration

Researchers Turn Apple Waste into Biomaterials to Make 3D Matrices for Tissue Regeneration

Nearly every day, 3D printing technology is helping to advance the medical field in leaps and bounds, from 3D printed medical implements and medical models, to 3D printed prosthetics and even 3D printed organs. But 3D printing is also having a positive effect on another area of the medical field: tissue and bone regeneration. Researchers in […]

Nearly every day, 3D printing technology is helping to advance the medical field in leaps and bounds, from 3D printed medical implements and medical models, to 3D printed prosthetics and even 3D printed organs. But 3D printing is also having a positive effect on...
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