Local start-up in Signapore unveils 3d printer that prints with living tissue

Local start-up Bio3D Technologies unveiled Singapore’s first 3D bio-printer that is able to print human cells, tissues and other biological parts. 3D printing refers to the method by which objects are created by a machine that deposits thin layers of material — typically plastic — layer by layer to form 3D shapes. Continue reading “Local start-up in Signapore unveils 3d printer that prints with living tissue”

Patient to Receive First 3D Printed Shoulder Prosthesis in the Netherlands

3D printing in the medical field is really beginning to hit its stride lately. Whether it is the use of 3D printing to create models for surgeons to study, using 3D printers to create prosthetic hands or arms, or actually 3D printing replacement parts for the body, we are getting ever so close to a time when 3D printing will be used on a daily basis in every hospital around the globe. Continue reading “Patient to Receive First 3D Printed Shoulder Prosthesis in the Netherlands”

Diabetic Patients Aided with Doctor’s 3D Printed Foot Models

Neuropathy is extremely common in people with high blood pressure over time and, if the disease and its nerve numbing symptoms go untreated, a minor foot injury could turn into an infection, which could even result in amputation. And, while it may be difficult for some patients to maintain their blood sugar levels care for their feet properly, 3D printing provides a method for preparing for the worst. Continue reading “Diabetic Patients Aided with Doctor’s 3D Printed Foot Models”

Bio-Printing Technology May Bring New Organ That Generates Electricity Inside The Body (VIDEO)

As 3D printing technology matures, scientists can foresee the day when we simply “bio-print” replacement human organs — putting an end to transplant waiting lists. But science may push the technology even further, says Dr. Ibrahim Ozbolat, co-director of the University of Iowa’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group. Continue reading “Bio-Printing Technology May Bring New Organ That Generates Electricity Inside The Body (VIDEO)”