3D Printed Polymeric Implants For Drug Therapy

Athina Liaskoni

Athina Liaskoni, PhD student, University of Nottingham will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

Conventional drug delivery systems, tablets, capsules, and solutions, can be limited for the treatment of some diseases. Their necessary frequent administration can be unpleasant to patients and their compliance can be reduced. Sustained release implants can offer a solution and 3D printing a novel method of manufacture of such devices.

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Glimpse into the future: 3D printing for breast reconstruction, microrobotics, regenerative medicine, bionic prosthetics & more

Currently there are no retinal tissue engineered grafts for clinical applications. But PhD students at Politecnico di Milano are about to change that. They are working at a project aiming to design functional retinal tissue that could be implanted in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration.

Currently, the most affordable myoelectric bionic prosthetics cost more than $10,000. But Augment Bionics is going to change that. They are developing software and manufacturing methods that will ultimately reduce production costs and the patient-clinician contact time.

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