Personalized medications based on a patient’s medical and biological profiles can be produced with high precision through 3D printing, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
Traditional pre-formulated medicines have not allowed for customization that accounts for a patient’s weight, race, and kidney and liver functions. However, adjusting for these factors could be a new way of increasing effectiveness and reducing side effects, researchers explained. Continue reading “Personalized medications can be produced with high precision through 3D printing”
3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is slowly, but certainly changing the world for the better, and shortening the time-to-market. In the world of medicine, shortening that ‘time to market’ literally means saving lives.
There are numerous theoretical examples where 3D printing could save lives, and we have now witnessed three surgeries where the technology moved patients from their death beds to recovery rooms and regular life. Continue reading “Croatian Doctors Use World’s First 3D-Printed Acrylic Vertebrae”
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”
Engineers have developed a technique similar to inkjet printing that hey used to fabricate a new glucose sensor for the management of diabetes. The researchers claim the new system is more precise and efficient, and less costly, than current manufacturing methods and could lead to an artificial pancreas with a single point of bodily entry. Continue reading “Using Additive Manufacturing To Print Glucose Sensors To Manage Diabetes”
Most engineers consider additive manufacturing to be a technology for building plastic, ceramic and metal parts. However, bio-engineers have are exploring the promise of 3D printing. Now major AM manufacturers are looking to make machines to support that market. Continue reading “Bio-Engineering can Leverage AM with the 3D-Bioplotter”
Worrell Design Inc. is rolling out new means to reduce those “liabilities” and extend those “licenses” — patient by patient. Worrell is a family-owned and operated business and has established itself as perhaps the most prominent industrial design firm working in the healthcare sector. Continue reading “Health By (3DP) Design: Worrell Helps Span The Gap Between Patient-Generic & Patient-Specific”