First printable body parts and now, thanks to recent advancements in 3D printing technology, doctors may soon be able to essentially “draw” cells onto patients that will generate new bone, skin, and even muscle tissues.
The BioPen, a pen-like device that will allow surgeons to apply human cells directly onto the site of injury, uses stem cells and growth factors, and could potentially allow surgeons to heal bone and cartilage. Continue reading “3D Printing BioPen Allow Surgeons to “Draw” New Bone and Skin Onto Patients”
A team out of Cornell University has been working on a 3D printing solution for replacement body parts, and they are far from the only ones working on bio-printing. In fact, a San Diego bio-printing company believes we are just over a year away from having the first 3D printed human liver. Continue reading “Could the First 3D Printed Liver Be a Year Away?”
A breakthrough in vascular 3D printing has led bio-printing firm Organovo to predict printed livers will be available within the next year.
While the announcement has sparked even more interest in the burgeoning field of 3D bio-printing, Organovo has stated that its printed liver won’t be suitable for human transplant. Instead, the liver will be used as proof that the San Diego-based company has the chops to build a printer that can reliably produce human liver tissue.
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YouTube star iJustine travels across America to discover the latest innovations in wearable technology. This time she visits Scott Defelice, founder and CEO of Oxford Performance Materials. She’ll find out how they are using 3D printing to create replacement parts for the human body. Continue reading “Using 3D Printing to Create Replacement Parts for the Human Body (VIDEO)”
In high school, the Anatomy class took a field trip to the USC Kinesiology Lab to see the real human body. For some it was a harrowing experience, and not just because of the exposed organs. They learned that medical students often practice surgical procedures on cadavers. This is a good thing. Residents and doctors operating on vulnerable and ailing people ought to be honed and ready for the job. Medical students also must learn to operate heavy machinery with exposure to radiation with such devices as the C-arm. The name matches the machine which can inspect vital organs like the kidney. However, researchers at the University of Minnesota have found a safer and more cost-effective method for training by utilizing 3D printers and materials from Stratasys. Continue reading “3D Printing Permits Medical Students to Cut Costs and See Less Exposure to X-Rays”
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