biomedical

3D Printed Injectable Hydrogel Composites Studied for Use in Various Biomedical Applications

3D Printed Injectable Hydrogel Composites Studied for Use in Various Biomedical Applications

It seems safe to say that self-healing materials are extremely fascinating. The 3D printing world has shown them increasing interest lately, with potential applications including electronic devices and cartilage replacements. Last summer, a team of researchers at the University of Manitoba created a new method of designing conductive, 3D printable, self-healing hydrogel materials to make them mechanically stable, which involved […]

It seems safe to say that self-healing materials are extremely fascinating. The 3D printing world has shown them increasing interest lately, with potential applications including electronic devices and cartilage replacements. Last summer, a team of researchers at...
3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that has been starved of oxygen – when heart disease results in blocked blood vessels, the tissues can die because the blood cells carrying precious oxygen […]

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that has been starved of oxygen – when heart disease results in blocked blood vessels, the...
SME Announces Schedule for 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference: Medical and Metal 3D Printing Get Top Billing

SME Announces Schedule for 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference: Medical and Metal 3D Printing Get Top Billing

SME is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the manufacturing industry. One of the many ways SME works to fulfill its goal is by hosting manufacturing industry events, giving people in the industry opportunities to network with others and learn more about advanced manufacturing technologies. One of the shows SME hosts is the RAPID + TCT conference, […]

SME is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the manufacturing industry. One of the many ways SME works to fulfill its goal is by hosting manufacturing industry events, giving people in the industry opportunities to network with others and learn more about...
Funding Granted to French Medical Device Startup to Industrialize 3D Printable Tissue Reconstruction Polymer Platform

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 developing and eventually commercializing the platform, based on a proprietary polymer family with unique properties such as high viscosity and bioresorbability, in order to address unmet […]

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 developing and eventually commercializing the...
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 –...
R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Fasteners

R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Fasteners

Fasteners are literally what hold the world together. A fastener is essentially any hardware that holds two objects together, such as bolts, nuts, screws, and anchors. Fasteners are found in everything from toys to highways. Advances in both plastic and metal 3D printing are making it possible to print hardware for a multitude of industries. […]

Fasteners are literally what hold the world together. A fastener is essentially any hardware that holds two objects together, such as bolts, nuts, screws, and anchors. Fasteners are found in everything from toys to highways. Advances in both plastic and metal 3D...
3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

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 the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with biomedical and chemical engineering, is combining engineering, 3D printing, and medicine to repair damaged hearts […]

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 the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with...
NIH Grant Awarded to Organovo to Use Its 3D Printed Liver Tissue to Study Liver Disease with UC San Diego

NIH Grant Awarded to Organovo to Use Its 3D Printed Liver Tissue to Study Liver Disease with UC San Diego

California-based bioprinting company Organovo is well-known to those in both the 3D printing and medical research worlds, due to its 3D printed kidney and liver tissues. The company, which previously announced its intention to develop a functional, transplantable 3D printed human liver, presented data just a few months ago that shows its ExVive 3D printed tissue […]

California-based bioprinting company Organovo is well-known to those in both the 3D printing and medical research worlds, due to its 3D printed kidney and liver tissues. The company, which previously announced its intention to develop a functional, transplantable 3D...
Johnson & Johnson Announces New Collaborations to Develop Biomedical Innovation and Advance 3D Printing Technology in Healthcare

Johnson & Johnson Announces New Collaborations to Develop Biomedical Innovation and Advance 3D Printing Technology in Healthcare

Using 3D printing technology to manufacture custom health solutions is not a new idea, and there are many companies that work hard to solve medical problems with ideas that involve 3D printing. The technology has the potential to create customized solutions that offer patients more satisfaction and better outcomes. Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest medical […]

Using 3D printing technology to manufacture custom health solutions is not a new idea, and there are many companies that work hard to solve medical problems with ideas that involve 3D printing. The technology has the potential to create customized solutions that offer...
Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic after he survived an unfortunate injury. Pete’s story is remarkable, and not just because 3D printing swooped in […]

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic...
Researchers Use PowerPoint Slide and LED Projector to Create Self-Folding 3D Origami Structures

Researchers Use PowerPoint Slide and LED Projector to Create Self-Folding 3D Origami Structures

I remember learning about Microsoft PowerPoint for the first time when I was in junior high, and since then I have used the program often; little did I know that a humble PowerPoint slide would someday be used to help make self-folding 3D origami structures out of photocurable liquid polymers. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of […]

I remember learning about Microsoft PowerPoint for the first time when I was in junior high, and since then I have used the program often; little did I know that a humble PowerPoint slide would someday be used to help make self-folding 3D origami structures out of...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of Directors, while Sigma Labs entered into a new commercial agreement with […]

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of...
Texas Biotech Startup SiMMo3D Launches 3D Printed Organ Models, Announces $20K in Seed Funding

Texas Biotech Startup SiMMo3D Launches 3D Printed Organ Models, Announces $20K in Seed Funding

Biotech startup SiMMo3D was just founded in 2016 and formally launched this week, and is dedicated to the education of medical students, continued surgical training, and biomedical research. The company has announced the launch of its Teaching Tissues: simulated, synthetic 3D printed organ models. The models will serve as much-needed training tools in the medical […]

Biotech startup SiMMo3D was just founded in 2016 and formally launched this week, and is dedicated to the education of medical students, continued surgical training, and biomedical research. The company has announced the launch of its Teaching Tissues: simulated,...
Self-Folding Medical Implants Combine 3D Printing & Origami

Self-Folding Medical Implants Combine 3D Printing & Origami

Origami can be nearly magical, but there’s more to it than artistry; there is also some highly complex mathematics. As with so many artistic endeavors, it turns out there are contributions far beyond aesthetics to be gleaned from the act of creating origami. So much so that there are faculty at MIT, for example, who […]

Origami can be nearly magical, but there’s more to it than artistry; there is also some highly complex mathematics. As with so many artistic endeavors, it turns out there are contributions far beyond aesthetics to be gleaned from the act of creating origami. So...
3D Printed Scaffold for Artistic Cell Culture

3D Printed Scaffold for Artistic Cell Culture

At the juncture between creative exploration and scientific technology lies the work of Amy Karle, who is the current Artist in Residence at Autodesk. The idea behind her work was to use live cells as the components of a sculptural form. By harnessing the natural functions of the cells, replication and growth, she uses them to […]

At the juncture between creative exploration and scientific technology lies the work of Amy Karle, who is the current Artist in Residence at Autodesk. The idea behind her work was to use live cells as the components of a sculptural form. By harnessing the natural...
Sinterex & TAMU: Paving the Road for Metal 3D Printing in the Middle East

Sinterex & TAMU: Paving the Road for Metal 3D Printing in the Middle East

The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, the area of the world in which some the oldest textiles, tools, and texts have been discovered. This long and storied past, however, doesn’t mean that it isn’t also an area that wants to engage with the latest and greatest technological innovations. Efforts are underway to create […]

The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, the area of the world in which some the oldest textiles, tools, and texts have been discovered. This long and storied past, however, doesn’t mean that it isn’t also an area that wants to engage with the latest...
Materialise Releases Latest Version of Mimics Innovation Suite Biomedical Software

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 the gap between engineering and medicine by combining the design and problem-solving elements of engineering with medical and biological sciences. Much of the work in […]

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 the gap between engineering and medicine by combining the...
Sharebot and OBM Initiative Partner to Make 3D Printed Biomedical Technology Accessible to All

Sharebot and OBM Initiative Partner to Make 3D Printed Biomedical Technology Accessible to All

With many of the heartwarming stories hitting the headlines regarding 3D printing, it’s easy to overlook one of the most important aspects of this innovative technology that truly does have the power to change the world: sharing. For survival, humans are naturally built to have a bit of competitive edge, but sharing and working together […]

With many of the heartwarming stories hitting the headlines regarding 3D printing, it’s easy to overlook one of the most important aspects of this innovative technology that truly does have the power to change the world: sharing. For survival, humans are naturally...
Researchers are 3D Printing Living Brain Tissue to Eventually Treat Brain Disorders

Researchers are 3D Printing Living Brain Tissue to Eventually Treat Brain Disorders

Sometimes when covering the 3D printing space, I have to look at my calendar to make sure we are still living in the year 2014. The technology is advancing so quickly that sometimes I have to double check and make sure I’m not some sort of time-traveling journalist. Each and every time that I check […]

Sometimes when covering the 3D printing space, I have to look at my calendar to make sure we are still living in the year 2014. The technology is advancing so quickly that sometimes I have to double check and make sure I’m not some sort of time-traveling...
Microscopic 3D Printing May Allow Micro-Robots to Deliver Medicine Inside Your Body

Microscopic 3D Printing May Allow Micro-Robots to Deliver Medicine Inside Your Body

I didn’t really see this one coming, and if you did, I am duly impressed. With 3D printing technology, it’s not all about the external. Many medical breakthroughs due to 3D printing have been established with internal medical implants and devices. And we have also seen how 3D printing and robotics go hand in hand. But […]

I didn’t really see this one coming, and if you did, I am duly impressed. With 3D printing technology, it’s not all about the external. Many medical breakthroughs due to 3D printing have been established with internal medical implants and devices. And we have also...
Oreo the Dog Running Again Thanks to His 3D Printed Kneecap

Oreo the Dog Running Again Thanks to His 3D Printed Kneecap

Every dog has its day, and Oreo is one dog with some good days going for him. Oreo is a Canadian dog living a pretty good life… well, now he is. A little more than three years ago, the pup dislocated his left hind knee cap (patella). That’s a pretty painful condition to be in, and […]

Every dog has its day, and Oreo is one dog with some good days going for him. Oreo is a Canadian dog living a pretty good life… well, now he is. A little more than three years ago, the pup dislocated his left hind knee cap (patella). That’s a pretty...
OPM Aerospace Welcomes Two New VPs: Larry Varholak and Sal Bordonaro

OPM Aerospace Welcomes Two New VPs: Larry Varholak and Sal Bordonaro

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has just announced that they are welcoming two new members to their team at the Connecticut-based materials technology company. Lawrence (Larry) Varholak has been appointed Vice President of Programs, OPM Aerospace & Industrial, and Salvatore (Sal) Bordonaro has been appointed Vice President of Operations, OPM Aerospace & Industrial.  Varholak and Bordonaro together […]

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has just announced that they are welcoming two new members to their team at the Connecticut-based materials technology company. Lawrence (Larry) Varholak has been appointed Vice President of Programs, OPM Aerospace &...
3D Printed Scaffolding Implant Used to Help Realign Patient’s Eyes After Tumor Removal

3D Printed Scaffolding Implant Used to Help Realign Patient’s Eyes After Tumor Removal

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you are aware that 3D printing of medical implants and devices is not such a rare thing anymore; what is, however, still rare is the use of 3D printed scaffolds for tissue regeneration. In the case of a male patient who had trauma and deformity to the […]

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you are aware that 3D printing of medical implants and devices is not such a rare thing anymore; what is, however, still rare is the use of 3D printed scaffolds for tissue regeneration. In the case of a male patient who had...
3D Printed Models used to develop Smart Cardiac Catheters by EU Researchers and Materialise

3D Printed Models used to develop Smart Cardiac Catheters by EU Researchers and Materialise

The European Union recently awarded funding to Belgium-based additive manufacturing company, Materialise. Materialise is receiving funding as part of the Cognitive Autonomous Catheter Operating in Dynamic Environments, or ‘Cascade Project’. The Cascade Project is a research team made up of seven partner institutes around the European Union, including the University of Leuven in Belgium, University […]

The European Union recently awarded funding to Belgium-based additive manufacturing company, Materialise. Materialise is receiving funding as part of the Cognitive Autonomous Catheter Operating in Dynamic Environments, or ‘Cascade Project’. The Cascade...
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