Surgeons Begin Using 3D Printing to Help Explain Patients’ Conditions to Them

Bioprinting continues to make significant strides towards a process that will involve dispensing cells onto biocompatible scaffolding using successive layers to generate tissue-like 3D structures and organs. Along the way, however, there will be a number of interim steps that can also benefit the healthcare community. Continue reading “Surgeons Begin Using 3D Printing to Help Explain Patients’ Conditions to Them”

Why MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Thinks Driverless Cars Will Stimulate Innovation Within 3D BioPrinting

Probably one of the few promising new technologies which can arouse a crowd as easily as 3D printing can, would be driverless cars. We all have heard by now that Google and various car manufacturers are working on technology, which one day very soon, will allow us to sit back and relax as our cars drive us around, totally unassisted. Continue reading “Why MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Thinks Driverless Cars Will Stimulate Innovation Within 3D BioPrinting”

3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)

Bioprinting technology is advancing so quickly that some scientists believe 3D printing an entire artificial human organ is only five to ten years off. That alone is pretty bonkers, science-wise, and could save many lives. But why stop there? Once you start talking about manufacturing body parts, the inevitable lurking question is: Can we go beyond just mimicking biology to make technologically improved humans? Continue reading “3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating ‘Superorgans’ (VIDEO)”

First Ever Opposite Lung, Living Donor Lung Transplant Takes Place Thanks to 3D Printing

We all are aware that 3D printing has been helping advance several different types of surgeries. It’s doing this in two ways; first by giving surgeons the option of a variety of new types of 3D printed implants, and second by allowing surgeons to print replica organs for a better understanding of the procedures that they are about to initiate. Continue reading “First Ever Opposite Lung, Living Donor Lung Transplant Takes Place Thanks to 3D Printing”

UConn Students 3D Print Two Different Artificial Kidneys

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the possibility of 3D bioprinting organs, such as livers, kidneys and hearts. In fact, many experts within the medical field expect 3D printing to have progressed enough in the next ten years, to make all this possible. Researchers are already 3D printing parts of certain organs, and new discoveries are unveiled. Continue reading “UConn Students 3D Print Two Different Artificial Kidneys”