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Rice University Students Develop 3D Printed Training Models for Cervical Cancer Screenings

Rice University Students Develop 3D Printed Training Models for Cervical Cancer Screenings

Nearly 300,000 women die of cervical cancer every year. That’s a sobering global statistic, but even more sobering is that the large majority – about 85 percent – of those deaths occur in developing countries, where adequate detection and treatment methods are not readily available. These deaths would be preventable, if only these countries had […]

Nearly 300,000 women die of cervical cancer every year. That’s a sobering global statistic, but even more sobering is that the large majority – about 85 percent – of those deaths occur in developing countries, where adequate detection and treatment...
3D Printed Devices House Tools to Detect Cancer and Gastrointestinal Issues

3D Printed Devices House Tools to Detect Cancer and Gastrointestinal Issues

Cancer often requires surgical intervention to remove the affected tissue, and it’s not always easy. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what is healthy tissue and what is cancerous during an operation. Currently, detecting cancer during surgery involves a method called frozen section analysis, which requires that a tissue sample be removed from a patient and […]

Cancer often requires surgical intervention to remove the affected tissue, and it’s not always easy. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what is healthy tissue and what is cancerous during an operation. Currently, detecting cancer during surgery involves a...
Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Living Bio-Tissues for Cancer Research

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research coming out of UBC Okanagan, and a lot of the work has centered around the biomedical field. […]

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus is a research hub located in the middle of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, and ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities. We’ve seen plenty of innovative 3D printing research...
Studying How Disease Metastasizes Using a Lifelike Cancer Environment Created with 3D Jet Writing

Studying How Disease Metastasizes Using a Lifelike Cancer Environment Created with 3D Jet Writing

It’s probably safe to say that most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether in being diagnosed themselves or watching a loved one battle the disease. There are researchers who are working to detect cancer using 3D printed devices, but it’s not always fast enough. The technology has also been called […]

It’s probably safe to say that most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether in being diagnosed themselves or watching a loved one battle the disease. There are researchers who are working to detect cancer using 3D printed devices, but...
3D Printed Spermbots Used as Drug Delivery Systems to Fight Cervical Cancer

3D Printed Spermbots Used as Drug Delivery Systems to Fight Cervical Cancer

We’ve seen 3D printing used to both test for and even work to eliminate male infertility, but now, some of the same researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN) at IFW Dresden in Germany who worked on speeding up sperm cells with 3D printed bots are working to use the same technology to help treat […]

We’ve seen 3D printing used to both test for and even work to eliminate male infertility, but now, some of the same researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN) at IFW Dresden in Germany who worked on speeding up sperm cells with 3D printed...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2017

It’s getting closer to the end of December, which means the official start of winter is almost here. The days are getting colder, so why not warm your heart with stories of some interesting 3D printed objects – right after we bring you the latest 3D printing business news, that is. In today’s 3D Printing […]

It’s getting closer to the end of December, which means the official start of winter is almost here. The days are getting colder, so why not warm your heart with stories of some interesting 3D printed objects – right after we bring you the latest 3D...
3D Printed Prostate Model Helped London Hospital Plan Out Robotic Surgery Ahead of International Live Broadcast

3D Printed Prostate Model Helped London Hospital Plan Out Robotic Surgery Ahead of International Live Broadcast

We often see 3D printing technology used in collaboration with robotic surgeries…but how would you like it if the world was watching it happen? The Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24-Hour Event, by Worldwide Robotic Surgery Education (WRSE), recently took place, where the world’s top robotic surgery centers, hailing from five continents, held live broadcasts during the […]

We often see 3D printing technology used in collaboration with robotic surgeries…but how would you like it if the world was watching it happen? The Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24-Hour Event, by Worldwide Robotic Surgery Education (WRSE), recently took place, where...
Custom 3D Printed Boluses Increase Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

Custom 3D Printed Boluses Increase Efficacy of Radiation Therapy

As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that radiation is a stressful process. It’s nothing like what I would have imagined, which is not surprising because the sum total of all of my knowledge prior to diagnosis was what I had gleaned from watching grainy black and white movies in which a person/insect was […]

As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that radiation is a stressful process. It’s nothing like what I would have imagined, which is not surprising because the sum total of all of my knowledge prior to diagnosis was what I had gleaned from watching grainy black...
Welsh Medical Team Combines Bone Grafts and 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Jaw Reconstruction

Welsh Medical Team Combines Bone Grafts and 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Jaw Reconstruction

Last year, researchers at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales introduced the ADEPT (Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment) project, which was designed for patients suffering from diseases or significant damage to their facial structures and uses 3D printing technology to produce titanium implants. We initially heard about the project in terms of a 3D […]

Last year, researchers at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales introduced the ADEPT (Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment) project, which was designed for patients suffering from diseases or significant damage to their facial structures...
Chinese Hospital Fights Cancer; 3D Printed Surgical Models Allow Safety & Precision

Chinese Hospital Fights Cancer; 3D Printed Surgical Models Allow Safety & Precision

Countries, governments, and leaders around the world do not always see eye to eye on everything, to say the least. When it comes to cancer though, nearly all of us have been affected and are hoping for a cure–no matter where we live. While most of us are relegated to donating and helping to raise […]

Countries, governments, and leaders around the world do not always see eye to eye on everything, to say the least. When it comes to cancer though, nearly all of us have been affected and are hoping for a cure–no matter where we live. While most of us are...
3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments

3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments

3D printed tumor models can help doctors and surgeons to get a better look at and understanding of the masses that they’re going to be treating or removing from a patient’s body, and they can also help patients to understand their own conditions. But bioprinting actual tumors can tell scientists a lot more about cancer […]

3D printed tumor models can help doctors and surgeons to get a better look at and understanding of the masses that they’re going to be treating or removing from a patient’s body, and they can also help patients to understand their own conditions. But...
Surgeons in China Remove Patient's Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

Surgeons in China Remove Patient's Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as far back as 2014, we’ve seen doctors perform surgeries using 3D printed vertebrae, and a 3D printed model for pre-planning, in places all over the […]

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as far back as 2014, we’ve seen doctors perform surgeries using 3D...
3D Printed MRI-Compatible Biopsy Robot Works to Diagnose Breast Cancer

3D Printed MRI-Compatible Biopsy Robot Works to Diagnose Breast Cancer

I first truly became aware of 3D technology sometime in 2010 or 2011, when I went to the mall with my co-worker during our lunch break to grab a chili dog and check out a large surgical robot that was being demonstrated in the center of the mall, where Santa and the Easter Bunny typically […]

I first truly became aware of 3D technology sometime in 2010 or 2011, when I went to the mall with my co-worker during our lunch break to grab a chili dog and check out a large surgical robot that was being demonstrated in the center of the mall, where Santa and the...
14-Year-Old Creates Low-Cost Cancer Detection Platform Combining 3D Printing, Robotics, Computer Programming

14-Year-Old Creates Low-Cost Cancer Detection Platform Combining 3D Printing, Robotics, Computer Programming

Whoever said that kids are the future was pretty smart. Now that 3D printing technology is much more readily available in schools, libraries, and makerspaces, we’re seeing young, innovative minds making waves in many areas with their creative and sometimes life-changing ideas. We’ve recently heard about 13-year-old 3D printing fashion designer Ariel and 10-year-old 3D […]

Whoever said that kids are the future was pretty smart. Now that 3D printing technology is much more readily available in schools, libraries, and makerspaces, we’re seeing young, innovative minds making waves in many areas with their creative and sometimes...
Read Before You Vape: 3D Printed Screening Device Shows That E-Cigarettes Are Just as Bad as Tobacco Cigarettes

Read Before You Vape: 3D Printed Screening Device Shows That E-Cigarettes Are Just as Bad as Tobacco Cigarettes

In season three of Friends, my favorite sitcom in the world, Rachel Green tries to help her friend Chandler Bing quit smoking, first by physically removing cigarettes from his mouth, and then by giving him a hypnosis tape. Chandler, perpetually sarcastic, balances the tape on his arm like it’s a nicotine patch and watches in […]

In season three of Friends, my favorite sitcom in the world, Rachel Green tries to help her friend Chandler Bing quit smoking, first by physically removing cigarettes from his mouth, and then by giving him a hypnosis tape. Chandler, perpetually sarcastic, balances the...
Texas Researchers to Use 3D Imaging and 3D Printing to Help Pelvic Surgery Patients Recover Faster

Texas Researchers to Use 3D Imaging and 3D Printing to Help Pelvic Surgery Patients Recover Faster

Dr. B.J. Fregly is a mechanical engineer by background, but his work has affected the medical field as much as that of some medical doctors. Dr. Fregly has spent decades building computer models that predict how patients will function after surgical or rehabilitation treatments. Using motion capture technology similar to that used by the film […]

Dr. B.J. Fregly is a mechanical engineer by background, but his work has affected the medical field as much as that of some medical doctors. Dr. Fregly has spent decades building computer models that predict how patients will function after surgical or rehabilitation...
Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). For the first time, Banner Health is expanding its cancer care at […]

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North...
3D Printer Put to Work in Developing Cancer-Measuring Transducer

3D Printer Put to Work in Developing Cancer-Measuring Transducer

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017 alone, an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US, and I’m guessing that number is pretty high for other countries as well. So it’s always good to hear about new research and projects centered around early diagnosis and cancer treatment. Medical device contractor […]

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017 alone, an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US, and I’m guessing that number is pretty high for other countries as well. So it’s always good to hear about new research and...
UK Hospital Uses 3D Printed Molds to Make a New Jaw for a Cancer Survivor

UK Hospital Uses 3D Printed Molds to Make a New Jaw for a Cancer Survivor

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never a good thing, and even if you beat the disease, there can be lasting health effects. 53-year-old HGV driver and father Stephen Waterhouse, who lives in the UK, was told he had throat cancer in his right tonsil nearly a decade ago. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy helped him conquer the potentially […]

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never a good thing, and even if you beat the disease, there can be lasting health effects. 53-year-old HGV driver and father Stephen Waterhouse, who lives in the UK, was told he had throat cancer in his right tonsil nearly a decade ago....
Exclusive Interview: Texas A&M Veterinarian Creates Entirely New Treatment to Save a Dog With a Gigabot 3D Printer

Exclusive Interview: Texas A&M Veterinarian Creates Entirely New Treatment to Save a Dog With a Gigabot 3D Printer

Most people can tell you a story about what made them finally decide to acquire a 3D printer or to start learning about the technology. For Dr. Michael Deveau, Radiation Oncologist and Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, it was a small dog named Cootie that motivated him to […]

Most people can tell you a story about what made them finally decide to acquire a 3D printer or to start learning about the technology. For Dr. Michael Deveau, Radiation Oncologist and Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and...
Understanding Bone Cancer Tumors with 3D Printed Scaffolds and Flow Perfusion

Understanding Bone Cancer Tumors with 3D Printed Scaffolds and Flow Perfusion

One year ago, we heard about the work of researchers with Rice University, who used an OpenSLS 3D printer to develop 3D printed lattices for bone tissue engineering. The researchers began their work in late 2015, and have been hard at work studying 3D printed bone tissue scaffolding. Rice bioengineer Antonios Mikos is leading the research […]

One year ago, we heard about the work of researchers with Rice University, who used an OpenSLS 3D printer to develop 3D printed lattices for bone tissue engineering. The researchers began their work in late 2015, and have been hard at work studying 3D printed bone...
Microfabrica and US Endoscopy Partner to Create a Tiny 3D Printed Weapon in the Huge Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Microfabrica and US Endoscopy Partner to Create a Tiny 3D Printed Weapon in the Huge Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Any cancer diagnosis is frightening, but pancreatic cancer is especially so. It’s more difficult to treat than other types of cancers, as it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected until it’s in an advanced stage. According to the American Cancer Society, the one-year relative survival rate for pancreatic cancer is 20%, while the five-year rate […]

Any cancer diagnosis is frightening, but pancreatic cancer is especially so. It’s more difficult to treat than other types of cancers, as it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected until it’s in an advanced stage. According to the American Cancer Society,...
Tiny 3D Printed Hydrogel Geneva Drive Internally Delivers Precise Doses of Medicine on Command

Tiny 3D Printed Hydrogel Geneva Drive Internally Delivers Precise Doses of Medicine on Command

A Geneva drive is a two-geared mechanism which turns a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion, thus producing very precise ticks forward. It was developed by Swiss watchmakers, and is still used today in movie projectors, the machines that banks use to count money, and even this cool 3D printed Stargate mechanism. But now, bioengineers […]

A Geneva drive is a two-geared mechanism which turns a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion, thus producing very precise ticks forward. It was developed by Swiss watchmakers, and is still used today in movie projectors, the machines that banks use to...
Siemens: 3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection Rate by 93%

Siemens: 3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection Rate by 93%

$95 billion company Siemens, the world’s largest Europe-based engineering company, recently revealed that 3D imaging technologies can detect breast cancer and tumors significantly earlier and more efficiently compared to traditional 2D mammography methods. Mammography is a particular medical imaging method that is utilized to create an x-ray model of the breast. According to the American […]

$95 billion company Siemens, the world’s largest Europe-based engineering company, recently revealed that 3D imaging technologies can detect breast cancer and tumors significantly earlier and more efficiently compared to traditional 2D mammography methods. Mammography...
3D Printed Tadpole Endoscope to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

3D Printed Tadpole Endoscope to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

There’s a strong human instinct to avoid knowing bad news as if somehow that prevents it from being real. The consequences of succumbing to this kind of irrational desire can range from simply complicating a situation, to finding yourself having lost the opportunity to put up a fight against a fatal disease like cancer. Any […]

There’s a strong human instinct to avoid knowing bad news as if somehow that prevents it from being real. The consequences of succumbing to this kind of irrational desire can range from simply complicating a situation, to finding yourself having lost the...
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