biomedical

Malaysia: Researchers Provide Overview of Challenges in 3D Printing Biomedical Products

Researchers with the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) recently published a paper about the challenges faced when using 3D printing to manufacture biomedical products in Malaysia. Additive manufacturing has…

London: 3D Printing the Double-Ridged Horn Antenna for Biomedical Monitoring

Researchers are looking into ways to optimize biomedical monitoring, with their results outlined in ‘A 3D Printed High-Dielectric Filled Elliptical Double-Ridged Horn Antenna for Biomedical Monitoring Applications.’ Seeking to make…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…