An increasing number of hospitals across the world started to adopt 3D printing programs, aiming to improve quality, reduce lead times and to personalize patient care.
The 3D printing market can be categorized as medical implants, surgical guides, surgical instruments, hearing aids and personalized medical products. The medical implant segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate among all applications in the coming years.
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New bioprinting technology to be developed by UMC Utrecht, regenHU. Partnering experts in 3D bioprinting with experts in biomanufacturing has resulted in the first melt electrospinning device that incorporates the use of bio-inks. Housed at the Utrecht Biofabrication Facility, this combination of techniques may lead to improved and more accurate 3D bioprinting for therapeutic use. The Utrecht Biofabrication Facility was established with support of Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht in 2013. Continue reading “New bioprinting technology to be developed by UMC Utrecht, regenHU (VIDEO)”
Dutch surgeons have successfully placed an entire 3D-printed skull dome over the brain of a 22-year-old woman suffering from a rare bone disorder. Doctors say this surgery is unprecedented. Continue reading “Surgeons perform world’s first implant of entire 3D-printed plastic skull dome (VIDEO)”