Design and characterization of a novel 3D printed pressure-controlled drug delivery system – Presented by Julius Krause, University of Greifswald

Julius Krause

Design and characterization of a novel 3D printed pressure-controlled drug delivery system – Presented by Julius Krause, University of Greifswald, at 3D Medical Conference 2019

The aim of the present work was to explore the feasibility of 3D printing via fused deposition modeling (FDM) in the manufacturing of a pressure-controlled drug delivery system.

Eudragit® RS, a brittle polymer with pH-independent solubility, was chosen to be a suitable excipient for the 3D printing of a pressure-sensitive, capsule-like dosage form.

A self-constructed piston extruder was used for hot melt extrusion (HME) of filaments made from Eudragit® RS that could be used for 3D printing. Continue reading “Design and characterization of a novel 3D printed pressure-controlled drug delivery system – Presented by Julius Krause, University of Greifswald”

Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More

Stijn Bukenbergs

Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More, at the 3D Medical Conference 2018, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

The ARTHE, a 3D printed motorized prototype of an assistive elbow brace, is developed as an aid for rehabilitation of muscle deficiencies in the upper limb (e.g. after CVA). The ARTHE assists the patient by measuring the voluntary movement and restores this to the full range of motion (ROM). The movement of the affected limb will be activated by triggering the force sensitive resistors or the electromyography (EMG) sensors. The functionality and usability of the ARTHE was successfully tested on 10 healthy subjects and 3 CVA patients(MAS score under 2, medical research council score between 1 to 5). Continue reading “Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More”

Additive Orthopaedics Announces Successful Treatment of Hammertoes with 3D Printed Implants

Orthopaedics Announces Successful Treatment of Hammertoes with 3D Printed Implants.Additive Orthopaedics, LLC., an early stage orthopaedic extremity device company specializing in additively manufactured surgical solutions, announced that it has successfully treated a series of patients suffering from painful hammertoes with its innovative, recently FDA cleared, 3D printed hammertoe implant. Continue reading “Additive Orthopaedics Announces Successful Treatment of Hammertoes with 3D Printed Implants”

Italian Hospital Starts Using 3D Printed Bone Implants for Cancer Patients

There are more than a hundred different varieties of cancer, and many of them can present themselves in wildly inconsistent ways, at inconsistent times, seemingly at random. A friend who survived cancer once told me that it was kind of like having a genetic car accident. Cancer can often strike anyone, at any time regardless of previous family history or health habits, and sadly many types of cancer currently have little to no treatments or cures. While I hesitate to classify diseases and disorders, as if one way of losing loved ones is less horrible than another, I must say cancer reaches a special level of horrible that is hard to match. Continue reading “Italian Hospital Starts Using 3D Printed Bone Implants for Cancer Patients”

Organovo Patents Methodology for Producing Kidney Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

UniQuest, the main technology transfer and commercialisation company of The University of Queensland (UQ), has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ONVO), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, to patent applications relating to methodology for producing kidney cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Professor Melissa Little and her team at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience developed a method of growing kidney tissue from iPSCs for potential use in drug screening, disease modelling and cell therapy. Continue reading “Organovo Patents Methodology for Producing Kidney Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells”

Chinese Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Tadpole Endoscope that Can Improve Cancer Diagnosis

Cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including oesophagus cancer, stomach cancer and colon cancer, rank as the second most prevalent among all types of cancers in the world and the first in Hong Kong. The traditional method of diagnosing cancers in the GI tract requires three procedures: oesophagus cancer and stomach cancer can be diagnosed using gastroscopy; intestinal cancer can be diagnosed using capsule endoscopy; and colorectal cancer can be diagnosed using colonoscopy. Continue reading “Chinese Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Tadpole Endoscope that Can Improve Cancer Diagnosis”

Animal Testing on Biodegradable 3D Printed Artificial Bone Successfully Accomplished in China

We all know that the future of regenerative medicine lies in technologies such as 3D bioprinting. The ability to reproduce organs, cartilage, bones, and other soft tissues found within the human body, based on a simple design from a computer model, could have staggering implications … Continue reading “Animal Testing on Biodegradable 3D Printed Artificial Bone Successfully Accomplished in China”

Could 3D-Printed Guides Enable Personalized Nerve Regeneration Therapy?

Using 3D printed nerve guidance conduits, University of Sheffield researchers have succeeded in helping nerves to repair themselves in vivo. Consisting of a framework of tiny tubes, the implants were used to guide the damaged nerve endings toward each other, but with a personalized touch that wasn’t previously possible. Continue reading “Could 3D-Printed Guides Enable Personalized Nerve Regeneration Therapy?”

LSU & ExtrusionBot Create 3D Printed Biodegradable Beads Delivering Antibiotics & Chemotherapy

As technology moves at rapid speed, yes, akin to lightning, we greedily expect more and more, faster and faster. For the most part, things are moving along faster behind the scenes than we have any comprehension of, but the constant public pressure is there as many people are affected by cancer and other diseases on a daily basis. Continue reading “LSU & ExtrusionBot Create 3D Printed Biodegradable Beads Delivering Antibiotics & Chemotherapy”