3D printing has been creeping its way into the healthcare industry, slowly but surely, over the last few years. We have seen 3D printed human tissue, 3D printed prosthetics of all types, and now 3D printing is being used as a model for doctors to better envision particular procedures. Continue reading “3D Printing Helps Fix Child’s Heart, Save Life”
In August of last year, we released a story about how chief scientist of synthetic biology at the NASA Ames Research Center, Lynn Rothschild, and Diana Gentry, were working on a project to 3D print “biomaterials out of thin air.” The team has been hard at work and has relayed some of their progress towards 3D printing synthetic biomaterials using cellular arrays. Continue reading “NASA Takes 3D Printing to Next Logical Conclusion: 3D Printed Trees”
It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years.
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Dr. Faiz Bhora of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and his research team hope to be the first in the world to successfully implant 3D-printed tracheas in people. The tracheas are printed from biologic materials on a 3D printer and primed with stem cells for growth. Continue reading “New York docs’ 3D-printed windpipe may one day let patients breathe easier”