Custom 3D Printed Heart Valves

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Researchers in ETH Zürich and Strait Access Technologies (Cape Town) are developing a custom fit, fully 3D printed Heart Valve. Full Details : Bioinspired Heart Valve Prosthesis made by Silicone Additive Manufacturing https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2019.05.013 Matter (Cell Press) Volume 1, Issue 1. Fergal B.Coulter, Manuel Schaffner, Jakob A. Faber, Ahmad Rafsanjani, Robin Smith, Harish Appa, Peter Zilla, Deon Bezuidenhout, André R.Studart HIGHLIGHTS : Multi-material additive manufacturing of patient-specific shaped heart valves. Fiber-reinforced valves with low mechanical stresses and excellent hemodynamics Elastomeric printing enables mechanical matching with the host biological tissue

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