medical research

Robot Skin 3D Printer Close to First-in-Human Clinical Trials

In just two years a robotic device that prints a patient’s own skin cells directly onto a burn or wound could have its first-in-human clinical trials. The 3D bioprinting system…

ETH Zurich Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Create First Silicone Artificial Heart for Testing Purposes

We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed heart models used as helpful surgical planning tools, and 3D printing technology has helped with heart conditions in many other ways, like 3D printed…

3D Printed Metamaterials Used for Patient-Specific Heart Valve Models May Help Cardiac Patients

Every year, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with heart valve disease, and of these people, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is considered a good option for those considered…

University of Utah Health Uses 3D Images and Automated Drill for Precise Brain Surgeries

Typically, I think of surgical procedures and getting my car fixed as two very different things, and they absolutely are, though both require precision and specific tools. But thanks to some…

GWU SEAS Research Team Publishes Study on 3D Printing Synthetic Nerve Tissues to Help Patients with Bone and Nerve Damage

3D bioprinting is a pretty large category, and it isn’t just about manufacturing organs. Scientists and researchers all over the world are using 3D printing technology to build tissue lattices,…

Czech Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Fully Functional Lung Model

Often when we are sick or injured and seeking treatment from a medical professional, we do not consider all the background that actually goes into surgeries and the overall healing—much…

Organovo Plans to Develop 3D Bioprinted Human Liver for Transplant

Perhaps the most exciting prospect of 3D printing technology for the medical industry, 3D bioprinting is poised to become a major innovation for the healthcare system. Forward-thinking medical companies like…

MESO-BRAIN Initiative to Use 3D Printing to Emulate the Human Neural Network

We all know just how critical a healthy and functional human brain is to our well-being and livelihood. An essential organ packed with soft nervous tissues, its nature is both…

Nano Dimension Teams Up with Accellta to Bioprint Stem Cell-Derived Tissues

When Israeli 3D printing company Nano Dimension gets coverage in the news, the discussion generally revolves around the intensive and long-awaited development of their electronic 3D printing system, the DragonFly2020….

Stratasys Helps Jacobs Institute Physicians Train and Prepare Treatment with 3D Printed Vascular Models

It’s been about 27 years since the industry-leading 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys began their disruptive march on the global manufacturing front, and have become a household name in the areas of…

3D Bioprinted Placenta Model May Lead to Treatment for Leading Cause of Maternal Death

Despite preeclampsia being the leading cause of death from pregnancy there is a surprisingly little amount of information known about it, what causes it and how to prevent it. The…

4D Printing and Computed Tomography Scans Used to Enhance Surgical Preparation

Earlier this month, thousands of surgeons from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England gathered into the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the…

3D Printing Helps Researchers Discover Why the Human Brain Has a Folded Structure

Despite its importance, the human brain still remains a huge mystery to most of medical science. While many researchers believe that the human brain has a folded structure in order…

3D Bio-Prints from Patient Cells to Create Vascular Prosthetics

When a blood vessel is diseased, damaged, or blocked, a vascular graft is often used to replace it in order to allow blood to flow normally again, in turn permitting…

OPM to Receive $150K Grant from NIH to Develop 3D Printed Antibiotic Infused Medical Implants

Oxford Performance Materials is one of my favorite cutting edge companies to report on. With their expert use of a highly advanced molecule called poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK), they just keep making…

Yale University and OPM Collaborate on Ten 3D Printing Projects to Further Biomedical Applications

Connecticut: A very exciting collaboration is in the works to benefit biomedical applications powered by 3D printing. Oxford Performance Materials hits the headlines again, and this time they are teaming up…

3D Printed Personalized Mold Contributes to Advances in Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

Advances in imaging techniques are changing the way in which prostate cancer can be detected and treated.  However, these techniques have yet to be perfected and there is room for…