Bioprinting: Ushering in a new era of medicine

A year and a half ago, Dr. Albert Chi, a surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and an expert in prosthetic devices, was talking to a group of parents whose children suffered from congenital limb loss. He told them that prices don’t make it feasible to fit children with advanced prosthetic devices — kids will outgrow them in months, and more money will have to be spent upsizing a prosthetic hand or limb. That’s when one parent challenged Chi: Hadn’t he heard of 3-D printing? Continue reading “Bioprinting: Ushering in a new era of medicine”

3D Printing Ushers in New Era for the Pharmaceutical Industry

3D Printing Ushers in New Era for the Pharmaceutical Industry. Three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology is on track to change the way we make things and drug manufacturing is no exception. After more than two decades of research on the application of 3D printers in drug manufacturing, the FDA has approved for the very first time a drug formulation produced using 3D-printing technology. The approved drug, Spritam (levetiracetam), is a prescription medicine used as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. Continue reading “3D Printing Ushers in New Era for the Pharmaceutical Industry”

New University of Nottingham Lab to 3D Print Medicine, Electronics, & More

Universities and governments the world over have been launching state-of-the-art 3D printing facilities to drive the growth of cutting edge research.  The latest is definitely one to be excited about, as it involves a fascinating leader in the field of advanced 3D printing research, the University of Nottingham. Continue reading “New University of Nottingham Lab to 3D Print Medicine, Electronics, & More”

3D printing in medicine: How the technology is increasingly being used to save lives (VIDEO)

3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, used to be the manufacturing industry’s best kept secret but now the technology is being used to transform many industries, including medicine. Over the past year, hospitals around the world have begun talking about their burgeoning use of 3D printing in health care, … Continue reading “3D printing in medicine: How the technology is increasingly being used to save lives (VIDEO)”

3D printing offers innovative method for delivering medication

3D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. These study results were presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading “3D printing offers innovative method for delivering medication”