Researchers are 3D printing replica human vertebrae to help in surgery room
A project led by Nottingham Trent University aims to give trainee surgeons the “tacit knowledge” of how it feels to partly remove or drill into vertebrae before undertaking procedures on patients.
The models – which are created using powder printing technology to help achieve a lifelike porosity of real bone – feature hard outer layers and a softer centre.
“Consultants undertaking delicate and precise procedures like spinal surgery need as much knowledge and experience as possible as part of their surgical training before going into live operations,” said Professor Philip Breedon, of the university’s Design for Health and Wellbeing Group.
“One error can lead to catastrophic, life-changing consequences for a patient, so it’s imperative that surgeons can prepare themselves thoroughly. Continue reading “Researchers are 3D printing replica human vertebrae to help in surgery room (Video)”
US researchers develop technology that can 3D print drugs on wide variety of surfaces
A technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals and other locations. Because the technique can print multiple medications into a single dose on a dissolvable strip, microneedle patch or other dosing device, it could make life easier for patients who today must take multiple medications every day. The work could also have important implications for the drug development process.
A team of University of Michigan researchers, in a study lead by materials science and engineering professor Max Shtein and U-M graduate researcher Olga Shalev, Continue reading “US researchers develop technology that can 3D print drugs on wide variety of surfaces (Video)”
Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Medicine Printing Conference, which will take place on Feb 01, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands
Organising an event implies many issues, from ticketing to e-payments, from statistics to ordering supplies, from surveys to social media and many many more. Tikcit is the platform to support you. Continue reading “Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Medicine Printing Conference”
Pharma Interest in 3D Printing.The notion of tailor-made drugs, which are customised to an individual patient’s needs, has seen remarkable progress of late. This has culminated in the achievement of recent ground-breaking pharma innovation in the area of technology known as three dimensional (3D) printing.
The progression within the industry in the potential use of this technology is obvious, with the recent announcement of the first 3D printed drug in the world to gain approval from a regulator, in this case the FDA’s green light for Aprecia’s Spritam (levetiracetam). Although 3D printing has already been incorporated in other medical fields such as prosthetics, it is the first time technology of this kind has been adopted and approved for the production of drugs for human use. Continue reading “Pharma Interest in 3D Printing”
As the pharmaceutical industry shifts from mass manufacture towards personalised medicine, 3D printing could become part of the drug production line. Continue reading “3D printing: the future of manufacturing medicine?”
Usually when we think about the medicine, vitamins and supplements that we take in pill and tablet form, one or two common shapes come to mind: in most cases it’s either an elongated oval/spherical form or a simple extruded circle. Continue reading “Pharmaceutical researchers create new shapes for medicine tablets using 3D printing”