medical

Little Girl Born Without a Nose Has One Built for Her Thanks to 3D Printing

3D printed prostheses have been coming to the aid of many children over the past couple of years. This can clearly be seen in the hundreds of 3D printed hands…

3D Printed Knee Replacement Surgery Enables 85-year-old Woman to Walk Again

For the past five years, Irene Griffiths has not been able to walk unaided. It’s something that faces many people as they age: her spirit simply outpaced her knees. When…

Moscow Researchers 3D Print Bone Substitutes With Ceramic Powder 3D Printer

The collaborative effort of researchers from a variety of institutes in Moscow has resulted in a paper published in the most recent issue of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. The researchers hail…

3D Systems Announces First Virtual Reality Robotic Prostatectomy Training and Soft Tissue Model

You might have thought that you could skip this year’s Annual Meeting for the American Urological Association, taking place in New Orleans on May 15 – 19, but if you…

Cranioplasty Welcomes 3D Printed Molds for Reconstructive Surgery in Russia

Cranioplasty is the art and science of repairing defects or deformity in the skull. The reasons to perform this type of delicate surgery range from traumatic injuries to surgeries to…

Violet’s Journey: 3D Printing Prepares Surgeons to Address Toddler’s Facial Surgery

Prior to her birth, Violet’s parents learned that she had a rare craniofacial anomaly called frontal nasal dysplasia. When these parents-to-be, Alicia and Matt, turned to their doctors for guidance,…

Medical Innovation Labs Introduces 3D Printing Lab to Austin’s Medical Research Scene

Recognizing the great benefits that 3D printing brings to the medical industry both in the end products that can be created and in its contribution as a tool for research…

Autodesk Genetic Engineer is Able to 3D Print Viruses, Soon to Attack Cancer Cells

Weaving his way through a virtually invisible and widely unknown world of microscopic cells and futuristic technology, Autodesk’s genetic engineer Andrew Hessel is working to fight cancer on a new…

3D Printing Aids in the Complex Brain Surgery of a Baby in Brazil

The worse thing that parents could be told when their child is born with a potentially life altering birth defect, is that the condition presented is considered to be inoperable….

3D Printed Knees Implanted Into Humans and Cats, 3-4 Million Estimated Annual Human Implants by 2030

If you’ve ever bought a wedding dress, or know someone who has, you learn quickly that it is difficult to purchase something that fits perfectly right off the rack. Instead,…

World’s First 3D Printed Vertebrae Are Implanted Into Patients in China

Over the last several years, the news regarding 3D printing and health has been astounding. Learning about the latest advances in biomedical printing can sometimes feel like reading a science…

3D Systems Will Enter The Realm of Virtual Reality With Acquisition of Simbionix Surgical Simulation Company

There are so many intersections between 3D printing and medicine. We have seen this in the countless stories we have covered over the past six months, related to anything from…

Safety Medical to Acquire 3D Medical Limited

In the last year alone, we have seen numerous use cases of 3D printing within the medical field.  I am not talking about just 3D bioprinting. In fact some of…

3D Spine Print Reveals Richard III Had Scoliosis, Not a Hunched Back

Though he was only King of England for two years, Richard III, has managed to capture the imaginations of countless generations since his death in 1485. Shakespeare wrote “Richard III”…

Netherlands Researchers Advance the 3D Printing of Body Parts by Using Stem Cells

Researchers in the Netherlands have taken a further step towards the goal of creating human body parts with 3D printers, by using stem cells. While various scientists and researchers have…

3D Printed Biodegradable Metal Bone Scaffolding Created

We have already seen some amazing developments from the medical world with the help of 3D printing technologies. We have seen living cells, complete sheets of human tissue, and all…

3D Printed Embeddable Heart Device To Transform Treatment of Heart Disorders

Last weekend we saw how doctors were using 3D printing to help them better understand heart issues, which were related to specific patients, prior to them operating. This week we…